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Limerick Author Michael McGrath Launches Collection of Short Stories

‘All About Town’ is a collection of stories from Michael McGrath that shows the human reflection of the Georgian and Gothic architecture of Limerick City.

Limerick Author Michael McGrath Launches Collection of Short Stories

Limerick-born writer Michael McGrath publishes the debut collection of short stories on Friday, September 20, at 7.30 pm at Nelly’s Café, Nicholas Street, Limerick. The collection will be launched by the actor, director, and playwright Myles Breen.

The collection titled All About Town consists of ten short stories, all set in Limerick City and explores a range of genres, each story enters the world of a unique character: from the bedroom of a disaffected youth to the desk of a troubled teacher.



This collection of stories is the human reflection of the Georgian and Gothic architecture of Limerick City. Originally published in local and international journals, they have been revisited and expanded for this new collection.

Michael McGrath is one of Ireland’s most exciting emerging fiction writers. Widely published both nationally and internationally in journals such as Roadside Fiction, Writing Raw, The Ogham Stone and Literature Today. His first novel The Clock Tower was released in July 2017. He works as a second-level English teacher and currently lives in Wicklow, Ireland.

The book All About Town is published by the Limerick Writers’ Centre under their community publishing programme.

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The Limerick Writer’s Centre

The Limerick Writers’ Centre was founded as a non-profit organisation established in 2008 to support and promote writers from or living in Limerick through readings, workshops and publishing activities. It is run by a voluntary board of directors.

Through our Writers’ Groups (three in total) the Limerick Writers’ Centre seeks to provide a venue where all writers can meet and discuss their work and gather support from their peers. At our monthly flagship public reading the ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering, we provide an opportunity for those writers to read their work in public and get valuable feedback. Our publishing activities have yielded not only revenue for the Centre, but also brought us in contact with people and organisations which continue to be of great benefit to our members. Over 70 books have been published since 2008 under our community publishing initiative, and eight of them were from new, previously unpublished writers.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.