The Ogham Stone – UL’s literary and visual arts journal

If you’ve got words or pictures, we want them!

The Ogham Stone, the University of Limerick’s literary and visual arts journal invites all writers and artists to submit work for a stunning publication due out next February.

M.A students in Creative Writing and M.A students in English have come together to mastermind this journal, which they promise will be cutting edge. Already they have bagged new work by Donal Ryan, author of The Spinning Heart, to feature in this edition of The Ogham Stone and Joseph O Connor will provide the forward.

There is no time to delay. Closing date for submissions is 2nd November, 2014.

E-mail your prose, poetry and non-fiction to

For full submission guidelines, see

Go on – you know you want to!

The Ogham Stone – University of Limerick


Hello world!

This is rather daunting because this is the first time I will be blogging under my full name. I do have pseudonyms and I’m happy to share them as appropriate.

Originally I’d laid this site out to become my professional site for work and university. I’m currently undertaking my Masters/PhD in Languages, Literature, Culture and Communications and as such I have very tentatively begun a blog called, The Poet Reflected, which is a working space to explore some of the growing body of work on the Philosophic Yeats (William Butler Yeats). So as you can imagine I am indeed an English Literature student, I’m switching from my MA by Research to a PhD this year as such it will be my second year of a four year programme.

Academically I’m intrigued by themes addressing; liminality, modernity, queer theory, gender performance, voice and identity, as well as dystopic narratives.

I think that with time I might forego the professional blogging from here and direct it all through The Poet Reflected. Realistically there is a enough scope to do so and I have been interested in personal blogging and creative stuff for some time. I have recently started working on my poetry through Poetry Zoo, and I have some notes for short story work which seem to be better placed on a blog for the time being.

Creatively, I’ve been rather neglectful of my creative writing and suffered for it. As I get a better sense of where I’m at with it I shall keep you abreast dear reader.

If anyone has any good links for creative writers, artists and other fabulous people I’d very much appreciate posting below. Links to bloggers or sites like Poetry Zoo are all good. I’ll redesign the site layout in a little while to match the new direction. Please bare with me as I attempt to decide what to do with this space.