The Importance of Being Myles Breen Myles Breen is a Limerick legend! I first met him at UCC in 1984 when we were engaged in postgraduate studies in Education. We both auditioned for a part in a UCC Dramatic Society play by Samuel Beckett. Myles got a minor part and the role I auditioned for […]
SPOTLIGHT On Limerick’s Cultural Heroes – Nicky Woulfe
Radio Days in Lockdown – A Profile of Nicky Woulfe When I first announced on social media that I was going to write a weekly features column for the Limerick Leader, focusing on local arts and entertainment many people contacted me, both publicly and privately, to congratulate me and to wish me well. What surprised […]
SPOTLIGHT On Limerick’s Cultural Heroes – Kathy Tiernan
You’ve Been Framed – Artist Kathy Tiernan’s Story Kathy Tiernan is a founding member and co-ordinator of ArtLimerick – a group of artists who have the desire and passion to build a community around Limerick Art and aim to promote emerging and established local artists and to showcase their work. There is such a wonderful […]
SPOTLIGHT On Limerick’s Cultural Heroes – Danny Bullman
Danny Bullman – Rebel with a Cause by Kieran Beville Photo ©Katarina Benzova – used with permission Danny Bullman was born in Limerick in 1971 and grew up in St Mary’s Park. He is a songwriter, fronting the band Black Mariah and now lives in Austria. He also has a tattoo studio in Thomas Street, […]
SPOTLIGHT On Limerick’s Cultural Heroes – Artist Miceál Ó Coileáin.
Miceál Ó Coileáin & Limerick’s Fine Art Tradition Limerick has had famous artists in the past. So, before we come to consider Michael Collins (Miceál Ó Coileáin) let’s look at who came before him and in so doing see where Ó Coileáin fits in that continuum. Michael lives and works in […]
Part 10. Becoming a Writer. In this ten-part series Kieran Beville aims to inspire, encourage and assist aspiring authors.
The Romantic Novel Last week I began to outline the requirements of Romantic Fiction. This week is a continuation of those thoughts. If you write Romantic Fiction your readers will almost certainly, though I suspect not exclusively, be female. She might have loved and lost or known a love that has grown cold, or never […]
Part 9. Becoming a Writer. In this ten-part series Kieran Beville aims to inspire, encourage and assist aspiring authors.
The Romantic Novel “In the Romance novel, the woman always wins. With courage, intelligence and gentleness she brings the most dangerous creature on the earth, the human male, to his knees.” here are many genres of novels, such as, Crime Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction and so on. I do not have time or space […]
Part 8. Becoming a Writer. In this ten-part series Kieran Beville aims to inspire, encourage and assist aspiring authors.
Setting the Scene – Atmosphere We know what we mean when we say that the atmosphere created by a piece of writing was chilling, claustrophobic, desolate, cheerful, menacing, comforting or whatever. But it is not easy to define just why we have experienced this emotional reaction or how the writer has achieved the desired effect. […]
Part 7. Becoming a Writer. In this ten-part series Kieran Beville aims to inspire, encourage and assist aspiring writers to fulfil their dreams to become authors.
Part 7. How to Write Good Dialogue Dialogue is direct speech as opposed to reported speech. Give thought as to which is the better method according to the given circumstances and the emphasis you wish to put on the imparting of information. There are occasions when a short account of reported speech may be more […]