Sive is an Irish singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist , with a voice that sounds like the Irish sea. Her music is full of depth and haunting lyrics. Cinders was lucky enough to sit down with Sive and chat about her latest album, The Roaring Girl, the Irish music industry and what she hopes to see... Continue Reading →
Happy international women's day to all of the friends, mothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers, inspirations and activists out there! You all inspire us daily and make us take pride in who we are and make us choose who we want to be. This year our thanks go out to all of the brave women... Continue Reading →
Today is the 100 the anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in Ireland and the UK. It was a day that marked a victory in a significant campaign that had been raging for decades before it and represented paving the way towards a future that they would have a more equal hand in... Continue Reading →
Magic, mysticism and mystery are at the core of Moïra Fowley-Doyle's novels, The Accident Season and this year's The Spellbook of the Lost and Found. Set in rural Ireland they take normal girls and unravel the secrets of their past and defeat the demons of their present with spells, enchantment and dreams. We chatted to... Continue Reading →
Fairytales are a central part of our culture, from when we are very young they are some of the first stories that we encounter. The illustrations that accompany them are also some of the first art that we see. The art that has accompanied those tales is distinctive and tells its own story. Karen Vaughen's... Continue Reading →
Thinking about school and examinations, editor Méabh McDonnell looks back on her own years of exams, prospective careers and the ever present intimidation of internet geniuses. She has one piece of advice: don't panic.
First published in Cinders issue four Sixteen year old Diana Mirza recently won the World Schools Under-17 Chess Championship.She is Ireland's first ever world chess champion and has filled Cinders in on openings, tactics, non stop practice, and how it's never too late to get into chess. When did you start playing chess? I started... Continue Reading →
First published in Cinders issue three We had the pleasure of speaking with author, writer and feminist Rosita Sweetman. Author of Father’s Come First - which we reviewed in issue two of Cinders - Rosita gave us her impression of feminism today, how it has changed since Ireland of the 70s. What with the strides... Continue Reading →