Fried magazine Founder/Director and Ilovelimerick correspondent, Enya Mc Intyre, Codirector/design Farouk Alao, and writers Katie Mulvihill, and Molly Cluney at Ormston House for their Debut launch. Picture: Elysha Ní Chuláin/ilovelimerick
Limerick students launch new magazine ‘Fried’ at Ormston House
Limerick students have big “fish to fry” with issues concerning politics, fashion, arts, and culture, as they launch ‘Fried’ magazine with Ormston House hosting the launch party on Wednesday, January 29 with food and drinks sponsored by Quigleys and Treaty City Brewery and music by DJ Rouk.
300 pages of glossy adverts aren’t satisfactory but a stapled stack of black and white text won’t cut it either. Fried is the answer to this. They believe that fashion and news can work hand in hand. Fried is a selection of stories, images, art and people that we believe you, as the youth of Ireland, should know about.
‘Fried’ Magazine is a new youth and culture magazine, founded by UL Journalism student, Enya McIntyre and aims to fill the gap in Irish media where coverage of the youth is lacking and education has been abandoned.
“The whole concept comes from “bigger fish to fry”. I love fashion and magazines but in this day and age, I feel we’ve bigger fish to fry than glossy adverts and sculpted plastic models. I wanted to create a magazine that’s fashionable but relevant. Pretty pictures but important topics”.
Enya is accompanied by LSAD Graphic Design student, Farouk Alao, DIT Commerce student, Katie Mulvihill, and NUIG Business and French student, Molly Cluney.
Farouk said, “This magazine is all about growth and getting started, I hope that the magazine speaks to a lot of the young people of Ireland as that’s the core value for the magazine, to reach out and give them a creative voice and platform”
The magazine features numerous stories, poems, and artwork- it even has a crossword! Interviewees include Irish sustainability activist, Keelin Moncrieff, DJ Tommy Holohan, Tola Vintage owner, Ayuba Salaudeen, anorexia champion, Jack Cregan and many more.
Topics are diverse ranging from sustainable fashion to an illustration outlining law-making in Ireland to an in-depth look at the sex education system.
The magazines are available for purchase from DUO retail and coffee shop on Denmark Street and Tola Vintage, Dublin.
Contact Enya for more info at [email protected]
For more information about upcoming issues check out their Instagram at fried.mag
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Picture: Elysha Ní Chuláin/ ilovelimerick