A new Ireland

Thursday, March 25, 2004 everything was too crisp and shiny without the moodily-lit haze Off to see Billy Bragg tonight, at Vicar St. I’ve been a fan since ‘Life’s a Riot with Spy vs Spy’ around 1986 or so, and I’m really looking forward to it. Last time I saw him was in San Francisco, […]

Turbine and XHTML

Monday, March 22, 2004 it was still a wrench to throw away what I knew about tabling and embrace DIVs So the Ireland on Sunday piece was held over, but I made it into the Turbine yesterday. Spent part of the weekend teaching myself web layout using CSSs, working on Buedia’s forthcoming site, which will […]

Marian and the papers

Saturday, March 20, 2004 I enjoyed talking to Marian Finucane on Wednesday, and it was a fitting way to mark St Patrick’s Day. There was a skeleton staff down at RTE, but Marian asked some good questions, and it was great to be talking about Columbanus knowing that people were listening all over the country. […]

Going on the Marian Finucane show tomorrow

Tuesday, March 16, 2004 I’m on the radio tomorrow – St Patrick’s Day – talking about the book and the saint with Marian Finucane I’m on the radio tomorrow – St Patrick’s Day – talking about the book and the saint with Marian Finucane. She’s got two hours tomorrow because it’s a special day – […]

It’s mad, Ted

Friday, March 12, 2004 At lunchtime yesterday, Ann, the woman who runs the training room we were using appeared, clutching a copy of my book. As I happily signed it for her, I realised that she could very well be the first real person to buy the thing. Thanks, Ann. All sorts of press and […]

First Book Sighting

In the newly swanky and refurbished Talbot Hotel in Wexford, tired after the training – you’re giving a lot of yourself, but you forget you’re also on your feet all day so your legs are sore. But walked up the Main Street and into a bookshop, looking for my book. Nothing in the Just Published […]

On a southbound train

Tuesday, March 09, 2004 It’s 7.15pm and I’m sitting on the train to Wexford (I’m on my way to deliver some training on writing for the Web), and it’s a surprisingly civilised affair. There’s room, a bit of peace and quiet (oh look, we’ve just pulled into Greystones), and Dublin looked great as we slid […]

The words made real

Tuesday, March 02, 2004 So that’s it. Around 10:15 this morning a car pulled up outside the house and a guy with a clipboard and a smallish box got out and walked up to the door. We all knew what was inside, and I quickly signed for it and plonked the box on the table […]

New site launched

Sunday, February 29, 2004 The book should be in the shops next week, and in preparation for the big day, the new Accidental Pilgrim website is launched today. It aims to satisfy a number of different audiences: those who haven’t read the book yet can try a couple of sample chapters and buy the book […]