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 →
First published in issue one of Cinders magazine I wrote this piece on my 26th birthday, thinking about all of the things I would tell my 16 year old self if I could. I then performed the piece at the Cinders magazine official launch on December 16, 2016. You can view my performance here, kindly... Continue Reading →
Jane Villeneuva Jane is the protagonist of the CW’s fantastic Jane the Virgin, a single mother, who is incredibly devoted to her family. The series kicks off with her being ‘accidentally, artificially inseminated’ leading to her unexpected pregnancy. Jane is a wonderful character to watch, optimistic and brave but grounded - she never becomes annoying.... Continue Reading →