Seán Ó Súilleabháin

Official Website of playwright and author, Including the newly published book

Wicklow Bound

BOOKS

Wicklow Bound

 

IN THE PRESS

When someone told GG there was a new book advising people about the wonders of Wicklow, we were somewhat shocked to be told that there are other spots outside of Greystones worth visiting in the county.

Shurely shome mishtake…?

So, we were more than happy to meet up with the author of Wicklow Bound, Kilcoole schoolteacher and happy wanderer Seán Ó Suilleabháin, to find out more about this rather curious suggestion.

Turns out, hey, there are other spots worth checking out in this particular neck of the luscious woods.

Recommending the best Wicklow sites and sights to visit on a month by month basis, alongside some beautiful photographs of our county [courtesy of Chris Corlett, Shay Connolly, John Murphy and the author himself], you’ll fine local history, interestings facts on Irish flora and fauna, literary references, insights and, hey, a comprehensive index. Seán has also put together a five-day itinerary for touring east and south Wicklow, starting with, of course, a trek along The Cliff Walk from Bray to Greystones. 

Grab it in your local bookshop.

- See more at: http://www.greystonesguide.ie/im-sitting-at-the-railway-station/#sthash.OkZQ724G.dpuf

IN THE PRESS

When someone told GG there was a new book advising people about the wonders of Wicklow, we were somewhat shocked to be told that there are other spots outside of Greystones worth visiting in the county.

Shurely shome mishtake…?

So, we were more than happy to meet up with the author of Wicklow Bound, Kilcoole schoolteacher and happy wanderer Seán Ó Suilleabháin, to find out more about this rather curious suggestion.

'Wicklow Bound: a Seasonal Guide' by Seán O'Súilleabháin was launched in the Castle Inn, Newcastle, last week.

After 10 years of living in and exploring Wicklow, Seán Ó Súilleabháin has composed this guide to Ireland's Garden County.

Bray People

 

Another Life: Books to make a flower lover happy

A chronicle of Irish plants prompts reflection on grand floral designs not attempted

Sat, Dec 17, 2016, 05:00   Michael Viney

A chapter on woody plants finds past collectors’ treasures still growing at Kilmacurragh, the Co Wicklow garden first planted by the Acton family and rescued from dereliction by the National Botanic Gardens. It’s also a destination warmly recommended in Wicklow Bound: A Seasonal Guide (Wordwell, €15), by Seán Ó Súilleabháin.

The enfolding contours of Ireland’s garden county drew him to live there a decade ago and, as a hillwalker and nature enthusiast, he has thoroughly attended to its wildlife, large and small. His month-by-month guide to places and things to see is enjoyably observed, with discursions from a knowledgeable, well-read life.

His December destinations have much to do with ancient stones and druidic light. They include a visit to Kilmacurragh to view the winter-solstice sunrise through an avenue of not-quite-ancient yews, or another to Glendalough to engage with St Kevin in the lonely moment when the sun dips behind Turlough Hill.

BIO

Seán Ó Súilleabháin grew up in Tallaght, Dublin, by the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. He studied at University College, Dublin and the National Univerity of Ireland, Galway, before travelling and teaching in China.  Seán's passion for the outdoors led him to move to Wicklow in 2005 . The natural landscape of  Wicklow inspired him to write his book Wicklow Bound in 2015.  

Seán founded  the youth theatre group CCA Players in 2005. He has written and adapted English and Irish language plays for both children and adults.

 

Seán spent two years in Dubai where he wrote, directed and acted with a number of productions, staged by the award award winning theatre group Danú. He currently lives and teaches in Wicklow with his wife Emma.

EVENTS

Oct 

2018 

 

Delight

 

Delighted to hear that my short story 'The Boat' was chosen in the top three of the Words By Water Kinsale Literary Festival that took place on the 5th to the 7th of October.

Oct 

2018 

 

Thanks to Irish Arts and Writers Festival for shortlisting my short story 'A Mother's Son' for their writer's competition.

 

Festival takes place from October 11-15th. 

https://irishwriterslosgatos.com/

 March 

2019

The CCA Players are delighted to announce a new stage adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel 'Of Mice and Men' for March 2019. 

 
 
 

CONTACT

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