Behind the Books

Author and Librarian Wayne Byrne on Writing

In celebration of International Writers’ Day 2021, Naas librarian and highly acclaimed author, Wayne Byrne, gives us Five Things that have shaped his work in literature.  Film – The motion picture has been the single most important factor in me becoming a writer. And I don’t mean that in the sense that I write about Cinema,… Continue reading Author and Librarian Wayne Byrne on Writing

Behind the Books, General Information

National November Writing Month

By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. As may or may not be commonly known, November is National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short), so I thought I’d write a post on all things concerning creative writing. First of all, NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in a month, starting on the… Continue reading National November Writing Month


Michael Mullan 2020 Writing Competition

Post sent in by Maynooth Library Many of our wonderful readers and library users are not just fans of books, some of you love to engage in the many creative writing groups our library service has to offer. We know some of you might be missing these groups and meetings in our libraries so when… Continue reading Michael Mullan 2020 Writing Competition