The Storms, Live launch, Casino Marino, 21st August

Below are photos of the launch of the inaugural issue of The Storms on 21st August 2022, at the Casino, in Marino, Dublin, with thanks to the Office of Public Works for inviting us to Ireland’s famous neoclassical building to celebrate the end of Heritage Week.

Thank you to each and every artist included in this inaugural edition for allowing us to share your work. Thank you to all our guest readers who journeyed far and wide across this gorgeous island to join us for the launch. Thanks to Michael L. Kane for the photographs. Thanks to the Fingal County Council/Fingal Arts for the Artist Support Scheme and the Arts Council, Ireland for the Agility Award. Thank you to for their support. Thanks to Ann Tuite for bringing the harp. Thanks to all the Apollo and every Child of Prague for bringing out the sun. Thanks to for keeping us refreshed with water and wine.

Some of the contributors of The Storms and Mary Heffernan of the OPW
On the Steps of the Casino, Marino, Dublin
Editor-in-chief Damien B Donnelly
Inaugural issue sub-editor Gaynor Kane
Karen Mooney
Amy Barry
Kevin Higgins
Susan Richardson
Helen Jenks
Michelle Walshe
Catherine Ann Cullen
Aisling Keogh
Sinead Griffin
Doreen Duffy
Attracta Fahy
Fidel Hogan Walsh
Mary Heffernan, Assistant Principle, The Office of Public Works
Our sensational harpist Ann Tuite
The fabulous OPW Casino Guides, Martin, Brigid, Damien, Paul and Hazel
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In the Vestibule of the Casino
In the State Room of the Casino

See you all on Zoom, on 10th September, for our international live launch and the poetry podcast Eat the Storms will host a special Storms Journal episode at the end of September.

The Storms inaugural issue is available here

5 responses to “The Storms, Live launch, Casino Marino, 21st August”

  1. Wow. Wow. And wow!!! Looks totally amazing. Well done, guys!!! I look forward to the online launch. I’m so disappointed that I couldn’t be with you all yesterday.

    Congratulations on a brilliant journal!!!

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    1. Thanks Tricia. I think you were all with us in spirit and sunshine 🙏👏☀️

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  2. Congratulations Damien! (K)

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    1. Thank you my dear Kerfe. It’s been too long. Sending Irish hugs your way 🤗☘️🤗☘️💐

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      1. And sending NYC ones back.


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