Writers @ Write by the Sea
A native of Wexford, Michael grew up on a farm on the banks of the Slaney about five miles above Wexford town. He was first published in Ireland’s Own at the age of 8, winning star prize of the week for a short poem about Adam and Eve. He started writing notes about everything and anything and was first published in local newspapers at only 16 years of age and went on to win a number of Macra na Feirme awards for contributions to newspapers. He has contributed to national newspapers and RTÉ radio, worked as a freelance journalist, as a media adviser to several national organisations and was involved in setting up agricultural programmes on South East Radio. He formed the trade publishing company Three Sisters Press ten years ago publishing books, magazines, university publications and newspaper supplements.
He has published, edited or been involved in editing and publishing many books, from and about Wexford, including Nicky Furlong’s book County Wexford in the Rare Old Times’ and The Wexford Book- A Who’s What and Where’s Where with Phil Murphy and Michael Doyle. National bestsellers produced/ published by Michael include: The Irish Homebuyers Guide to Snagging by John Boyle; Donncha’s World, the memoir of Donncha Ó Dulaing of RTÉ; Jack by Blaise Brosnan, The Complete Guide to Inheritance and Succession by John G. Murphy and Jason Dunne and The Last Surrender- County Wexford 1916 by Helen Ashdown. Michael continues to contribute news stories and stories about rural matters to national and local newspapers and is currently preparing new books for 2019 about politics, history, spies and fantasies which include themes comprising murder, mystery, romance and suspense.