Browsing Tag

Ireland

Authors

David O’Brien

July 9, 2015
David O'Brien

Born and raised in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, author David O’Brien studied environmental biology and later deer biology at University College Dublin. But rather than pursue his lifelong interest in wolves and predator-prey interactions after completing his doctorate, O’Brien instead opted to teach English in Madrid. After moving to Boston with his wife, he continued teaching at Boston’s Cathedral High School and Bridgewater State College for seven years before returning to Spain, where he currently teaches English and science in his wife’s hometown of Pamplona.

In his teenage years, O’Brien began writing poetry, and had one of his poems published in Cadenza, a Dublin-based magazine at the age of fourteen. In the years since, he has had additional poems published in journals and anthologies such as Albatross, The Tennessee State Poetry League, Poems of Nature and various anthologies of Forward Press imprint in Britain. In addition, O’Brien’s non-fiction articles have been published in Hot English magazine and for the Boston newspaper Dig. READ MORE

Bartenders

Stephen Foster

May 30, 2014

On April 19th, Brewery Corner in Kilkenny, Ireland celebrated its first birthday. Their first year was an eventful one, capped off by winning the illustrious title of Craft Beer Bar of the Year at the 2013 Bar of the Year Awards.

Managing Brewery Corner and overseeing the bar’s large selection of Irish craft brews on draught and bottled beers from around the world is Stephen Foster, a veteran bartender with a true passion for beer.

What is the atmosphere like on an average night at Brewery Corner?

The atmosphere here is very relaxed most of the week. Kilkenny is a small town with a lot of pubs (something like 85). So no single bar will be overly packed on a school night. We’ve got lots of different groups in on different nights, however. Sunday is board game night, Tuesday is Drink & Draw, Thursday is ArtSocial night. It’s all about people with common interests hanging out. Friday and Saturday nights can get a bit hectic and there’s always a cheerful buzz about the place. READ MORE