Insignia still not scrapped.

Ah, sure lookit. These lads had it sorted. Big operators. Big into the car business. Known for doin yokes up. They wanted the remains on the Insignia. It was imperative they got it. Said they'd give €500. The loved Insignias. Had five or six of them in the forecourt out the back of their mother's… Continue reading Insignia still not scrapped.

Scrapping the Insignia, buying the Vectra.

The initial diagnosis was: 'You might be lucky.' It was enough to hang on to, maybe not buy a new car, maybe they'd take out the extra oil and sure it'd all be sound. Days passed, no word.   Had a great time getting buses around Athlone. Standing at the bus stop and people on… Continue reading Scrapping the Insignia, buying the Vectra.

The end of the Insignia…

The advice was - don't let her go low on oil, whatever you do. Keep plenty of oil in her. Then later. There was an almighty bang and a plume of smoke. I couldn't see out any of the windows for about twenty seconds. When the cloud cleared, it was like the aftermath of a… Continue reading The end of the Insignia…

Mick Donnellan’s new Writing Course begins Tuesday 24th – 7.30pm @ AIT Athlone.

Sign up to Mick Donnellan’s New Creative Writing Course @  Athlone Institute of Technology.   Tuesday September 24th 7.30 - 9.30pm Duration 10 weeks Cost: €180 Contact: Life Long Learning Department at AIT: (0906) 471829 Mobile: (087) 9422942. E-Mail:mickdonnellan@hotmail.com **Limited Places. Early Booking Strongly Advised.** About the Course: Mick Donnellan's new Creative Writing Course opens… Continue reading Mick Donnellan’s new Writing Course begins Tuesday 24th – 7.30pm @ AIT Athlone.

Notes on Reamonn: Supergirl.

I was trying to write a bit when she walked in. It was around 3pm. Usually she's drunk by now. Buys a bottle of Vodka at 10am every morning and has it mostly drank by the afternoon. Normally it's in a flask and she carries it around and drinks it casually as the hours pass.… Continue reading Notes on Reamonn: Supergirl.

Paddy backs Ruby Walsh at the races…

We were working for the races. Doing security. Paddy was at the bottom door, an eccentric mid fifties. He opened with: ‘Hey, Micky…?’ I was at the middle door. Pretended I didn’t hear him. The he said again: ‘Hey, Micky…?’ ‘Yeah, Paddy?’ ‘Was there many here last night?’ ‘A good few.’ ‘A good few?’ ‘Yeah.’… Continue reading Paddy backs Ruby Walsh at the races…

Mick Donnellan’s Mokusatsu now available on Kindle…

Mick Donnellan's most recent novel    Mokusatsu   is now available to be read as a Kindle e-book.    You can do so here:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07TRT2SFY/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_lJ.pDbXBJ39J9 More details below.  About Mokusatsu is the long awaited sequel to Novelist Mick Donnellan's first book El Niño. Despite the Japanese name, Mokusatsu is set in Ireland - and a significant part of the story… Continue reading Mick Donnellan’s Mokusatsu now available on Kindle…

Mick Donnellan to begin new Lecture Series in Creative Writing at AIT – Athlone on September 19th.

Mick Donnellan to Lecture a New Creative Writing Module @ Athlone Institute of Technology **Wednesday.** **September 19th** **7 -9pm** Duration: 10 Weeks Course Fee: €160 Register Interest/Contact: lifelonglearning@ait.ie Tel: 0906 483050 Or mickdonnellan@hotmail.com Tel:(087) 9422942 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Donnellan Aim of the course: The aim of this course is to provide students with the tools on how to… Continue reading Mick Donnellan to begin new Lecture Series in Creative Writing at AIT – Athlone on September 19th.