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Alan Murphy
I'm from Dublin but now live in "lovely Lismore" in west Waterford. Many moons ago I acquired a degree-level qualification in Fine Art and have since exhibited my paintings and collages in Dublin, Waterford, Sligo, Cork and Belfast, and published a few "serious" poems in journals here and there too.

“The Mona Lisa’s on our Fridge” was my first book and was sponsored by the Irish M.E. Trust (www.imet.ie). Although it was self-published It was reviewed by Robert Dunbar in the Irish Times as one of the best children's poetry books of 2009.

My second collection of verse, “Psychosilly”, was published in 2011. It was also recommended in an Irish Times supplement ("Must-reads for under 12s") and warmly recommended in UK journal The School Librarian. My latest extravaganza, "Prometheus Unplugged!", is now available for purchase (see our shop page). It was on an Irish Times children's and young adults' books of the year list at the end of 2014 and shortlisted for the CAP awards in 2016.

In my capacity as 'wacky rhymester' I have given many public readings at the Electric Picnic, the West Cork Literary Festival, the Mountains To Sea Festival, Poetry Now, Ireland's Children's Book Festival (2010, 2011 and 2012), Waterford Writers Weekend, Lismore's Immrama festival and Phizzfest.
Calendar 2017
New Publication
Botanic Gardens photos by Alan Murphy

A limited edition A3  2017 wall calendar of alternating colour and black and white photos taken in the Botanic Gardens, Dublin. Nature in all its weird and wonderful glory!

This Calendar makes an excellent Christmas present so order soon to receive in time for the festive occasion.

PRICE:  €10 + postage - €4 within Ireland, €6 outside Ireland


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