Fragments (Bluefoot Press)

Fragments is my new collection of poetry, quotes and photographs, which will be published by a new independent press in December. The launch will be in Alan Hanna’s bookshop in Rathmines on Thursday 5 December 2019 from 6pm. The evening will include some jazz music, readings and performances. Places are limited. To reserve a place, please email

The Frayed Heart (Fiery Arrow Press) Paperback December 2018 SOLD OUT

The Frayed Heart by Orla Grant-Donoghue, designed by Eoin Flynn, edited by Eileen Casey and published by Fiery Arrow Press, was on sale at Alan Hanna’s bookshop in Rathmines. Sincere thanks to Alan Hanna’s bookshop for stocking The Frayed Heart.

Praise for The Frayed Heart from Theo Dorgan. “To track the robust vicissitudes of love and loss in a form delicate as the haiku is to court considerable risk. That these poems win convincingly through to hope is a testament as much to the craft skills of the poet as to her fine sensibility and her faith in the resilience of the heart.”

Launch: 4 December 2018 Irish Writers Centre

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the launch of The Frayed Heart at The Irish Writers Centre on 4 December 2018 and particular thanks to all the readers who made it such a special evening.

From Left: Orla Grant-Donoghue signing copies of The Frayed Heart at The Irish Writers Centre on the 4 December 2018. Photo: Vivienne Kearns. Eileen Casey, publisher Fiery Arrow Press, introduces the collection at the launch. Photo: Rose Comiskey

Readers & Performers at The Frayed Heart Launch: L-R Robert Power, Electra Grant, Brian Kirk, David Grant, Eamon Mag Uidhir, Pádraig Hanratty, Gavan Duffy, Susan Condon, Michael Whelan, Doreen Duffy. Photo: Rose Comiskey.


More information on The Irish Writers Centre is at

Programme for the evening

  • 6:30pm: Refreshments served. Book will be on sale.
  • 7:00pm: Introduction to collection by Eileen Casey, Editor, Publisher, Fiery Arrow Press
  • 7:07pm: Readings by Orla Grant-Donoghue
  • 7:15pm: Performance by Robert Power and Electra Grant
  • 7:20pm Refreshments served
  • 7:40pm: Readings by invited poets on the themes of love, loss or hope.
    • Brian Kirk
    • David Grant
    • Pádraig Hanratty
    • Susan Condon
    • Doreen Duffy
    • Eamon Mag Uidhir
    • Michael Whelan
    • Gavan Duffy
  • 8:05pm: Closing haiku read by Orla.