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Blackwatertown

Blackwatertown
  • Author(s): Paul Waters
  • Location(s): Armagh, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Tyrone
  • Genre(s): Historical, Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1950s

When maverick police sergeant Jolly Macken is banished to the sleepy 1950s Irish border village of Blackwatertown, he vows to find the killer of his brother – even if the murderer is in the police. But a lot can...

Dubliners

Dubliners
  • Author(s): James Joyce
  • Location(s): Dublin
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

James Joyce’s Dubliners is an enthralling collection of modernist short stories which create a vivid picture of the day-to-day experience of Dublin life. This Penguin Classics edition includes notes and an introduction by Terence Brown. Joyce’s first major work, written when...

Murder at the Races

Murder at the Races
  • Author(s): David Pearson
  • Location(s): Connemara
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Current

Irish detectives Maureen Lyons and Mick Hays face one of their hardest cases yet… When a successful bookmaker is robbed and killed during the annual Galway Races, the motive seems clear. But when the money turns up untouched, more...

The City in Flames

The City in Flames
  • Author(s): Michael Russell
  • Location(s): Camden Town, Berlin, Ireland, Scotland
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): WW2

1940. A woman lands on the Scottish coast from a German flying boat and goes to ground, hunted by British Intelligence. Suspended from the Irish police for reasons he won’t explain, Detective Inspector Stefan Gillespie is working on his...

Connemara: a Little Gaelic Kingdom

Connemara: a Little Gaelic Kingdom
  • Author(s): Tim Robinson
  • Location(s): Connemara
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

This is the final work in Tim Robinson’s Connemara trilogy, and completes his breathtakingly intricate journey through the Irish peninsula (the first two are: Listening to the Wind and The Last Pool of Darkness). Connemara is not just a...

Conversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends
  • Author(s): Sally Rooney
  • Location(s): Provence, Dublin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. A student in Dublin and an aspiring writer, at night she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are interviewed and then...

Deceive Me in Ireland

Deceive Me in Ireland
  • Author(s): Whitney K-E
  • Location(s): Ireland
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Her cousin had warned her about the Irish charm and Cara had been foolish to ignore her. In Ireland to be Maid of Honour in Kate’s wedding, Cara hasn’t a clue that the handsome Irishman seated next to her...

Distress Signals

Distress Signals
  • Author(s): Catherine Ryan Howard
  • Location(s): Cork (County), The Mediterranean
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Did she leave, or was she taken? The day Adam Dunne’s girlfriend, Sarah, fails to return from a Barcelona business trip, his perfect life begins to fall apart. Days later, the arrival of her passport and a note that...

It Happened in Venice

It Happened in Venice
  • Author(s): Molly Hopkins
  • Location(s): Amsterdam, Dublin, Venice
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

He cheated, but only once! Evie Dexter has promised to forgive and forget her fiancé Rob – and her efforts to absolve his sins are paying off: in the past ten days she’s only called him a two-timing love...

Montpelier Parade

Montpelier Parade
  • Author(s): Karl Geary
  • Location(s): Dublin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

The house is on Montpelier Parade: just across town, but it might as well be a different world. Working on the garden with his father one Saturday, Sonny is full of curiosity. Then the back door eases open and...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021