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Crannóg is a project funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Galway City Council. It endeavours to provide support to writers, artists and associated literary events.

The Crannóg Questionnaire

We interview writers on their thoughts about the writing process, their writing routines and other matters.

Mike McCormack

Alan McMonagle

Mary O’Donnell

Fiona Sampson

Nuala O’Connor
Niamh Boyce

Danielle MacLaughlin

For issue 53 we’ve put together the work of 54 writers, 9 short stories 45 poems. Normally we’d be at The Crane celebrating another new issue. But for now we have to be content with doing it online. It means you’ll have to buy your copy from our website here. We thank you in advance for your support and hope you enjoy our selection of fiction and poetry for our autumn issue.

Launch of Crannóg 51  videos.

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Out now!

Cover image: Étrangénique – Strangenetic

Medium:  huile sur toile - oil on canvas, by Béatrice Mecking

Number 53

autumn 2020


Featured In This Issue


Without the Light Pollution We Can See the Stars

     Alison Wells

To a Friend Who is Sad and Far Away

     Deborah Bacharach

The Middle of the Night, A Dark Hallway

     John Higgins

The Housewife’s Ars Poetica

     Adina Kopinsky

The Grind

     Caroline Graham

Out in November

Galway Then, Galway Now, the Crannóg 2020 Anthology. To pre-order copies for Christmas, go to the Wordsonthestreet homepage.