Mick Donnellan chosen as one of three finalists for prestigious Playwrighting programme with Eugene O’Brien….

Delighted to be a part of this. Especially with Eugene O'Brien (Pure Mule, Eden). A big influence and a great writer. Check out the link below for more. Stay tuned for developments. Thanks all, Mick. News: Finalists Announced ​ After receiving over 70 entries we are delighted to announce the three selected finalists; Lesley Conroy,… Continue reading Mick Donnellan chosen as one of three finalists for prestigious Playwrighting programme with Eugene O’Brien….

Want to read Mick Donnellan’s novels?

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Cloony The Clown.

Cloony The Clown  I'll tell you the story of Cloony the Clown Who worked in a circus that came through town. His shoes were too big and his hat was too small, But he just wasn't, just wasn't funny at all. He had a trombone to play loud silly tunes, He had a green dog… Continue reading Cloony The Clown.

Dentist sequel – The Extraction…(reblog)

A few days later, the dentist rang and said: ‘I rang the dental crowd and it’s sorted now.’ ‘What happened?’ ‘Someone mixed up your files with a 75 year old man.’ ‘How?!’ ‘I don’t know, but that other man had all his teeth extracted, and you still have most of yours. So that’s where the… Continue reading Dentist sequel – The Extraction…(reblog)

The Dental Records crowd….

They reckon all good writers have problems with their teeth. That’s about the only positive thing I could take from the terrible pain. Then the dentist said: ‘You’ve given me a false name, are you tryin to pull somethin?’ I said: ‘No, it’s genuine, my mouth’s about to explode with some kinda toothache.’ ‘That’s what… Continue reading The Dental Records crowd….

Paddy backs Ruby Walsh at the races…

We were working for the races. Doing security. Checking tickets for the VIP stadium where you had the best view of the track. 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…?’… Continue reading Paddy backs Ruby Walsh at the races…

Liz Parsons shares thoughts on Mokusatsu…

Hi Mick, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed Mokusatsu. It's a really gripping read. Very dark, but also really funny! The Ballinrobe ATM raid had me in stitches! Your powers of description are amazing. In just a few words you give a full sense of what a place looks like, smells… Continue reading Liz Parsons shares thoughts on Mokusatsu…

Mayo County Library to Stock Mokusatsu at all venues.

  Mayo Country Library have requested an order of Mick Donnellan's third novel - "Mokusatsu" to be stocked at all libraries around the county. It will be widely available there in the coming weeks. Please ask your local librarian for an update if looking to borrow. Special thanks to Mary Farragher and all involved. You… Continue reading Mayo County Library to Stock Mokusatsu at all venues.

Buying the Insignia.

  The lad in the recovery truck had a great bedside manner. Shoulda been a doctor. I know this because he said: 'That car's fucked." "Fucked?" "Fucked completely." "What'll we do?" "Do you know any scrapyards? I can tow you to one." "I still need a car." "Time for Donedeal I'd say." Later on Donedeal,… Continue reading Buying the Insignia.