Local Author Showcase


Luke Eastwood

Luke Eastwood was born in Scotland but has lived in England, USA and Ireland since then. He has also travelled extensively in North and Central America, Europe and India. After almost 20 years of living in Co. Wexford he moved to Dingle where he currently lives. He has been a professional musician, DJ, artist, graphic designer, journalist, druid celebrant and horticulturalist as well as an author. Luke writes primarily about spirituality but he also writes on environmental and social issues.

You can read about his work and read some of his articles at www.lukeeastwood.com

Breda Joy

Breda Joy is an author and journalist based in Kerry. Breda has been a journalist with ‘Kerry’s Eye’ newspaper since 2000 and prior to that worked with ‘The Kerryman’ for thirteen years. Breda has been awarded Provincial Journalist of the Year and was given a Certificate of Merit in the Justice Media Awards. She has also been shortlisted for the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition and the RTÉ/Penguin Ireland Short Story competition. She has lived most of her life in Kerry with brief interludes in Dublin and Cork.

Her latest book, Eat the Moon has been described by Alice Taylor as ‘A blend of family, community and love of a horse paints a picture of an Ireland that could only be created by someone who knows her people.’

Barbara Byar

Barbara Byar is an American immigrant into Ireland who lives in County Kerry with her two sons and two dogs.
A previous Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair winner, she’s had pieces in various zines, including, Ghost Parachute, Anti-Heroin Chic, Flash Fiction February, Spelk, The Corridor, EllipsisZine, Litro and Cabinet of Heed.

She was short-listed for the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Award and long listed for the 2017 Bare Diction Prize.

Some Days are Better Ours – a Collection of Tragedies, publishes on November 5th. Some Days invites the reader into imagined futures and regretful pasts – from war to childhood to road trips to relationships.