This Thursday I'm at Farmleigh doing an event with writer-in-res Mia Gallagher and her other guests John Boyne, Sean Millar and Maeve McCarthy. 8pm kick-off with words, music, art and chat.
I'm thrilled to perform at Farmleigh - my Granda, Joseph Murray, lived there as a child with his family (his mother was a cook/housekeeper; his father collected rents). And my maternal Granda, Hugh O'Connor, worked there as a coachman - he took care of the horses among other duties; he had a key to the Silver Bridge, so he could feed the horses on a Sunday. We could see the Victorian Clock Tower on the Farmeleigh Estate from my childhood home across the River Liffey (my parents still live there) - it's one of those landmarks that just says 'home'.
Here's the blurb about the event from the Farmleigh site: