NEWS & EVENTS

The Gloss Magazine -Writer's Block
December 2018
Sophie Grenham speaks to Louise Hall in the Christmas week edition of Writer's Block in The Gloss Magazine, about Medjugorje, escapes and her debut novel, Pilgrim.
https://thegloss.ie/writers-block-louise-hall/
 
Books Ireland Magazine, Irish Country Magazine and Beginner's Pluck in the Irish Examiner
November 2018
Louise's novel, Pilgrim, features in Books Ireland, Irish Country Magazine and Beginner's Pluck in the Irish Examiner
The Pat Kenny Show - Newstalk Radio
September 2018
Louise spoke to Pat Kenny on his Newstalk FM radio show about her novel, Pilgrim, and the inspiration behind the book. You can listen back to the podcast at the link below.
https://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/The_Pat_Kenny_Show/Highlights_from_The_Pat_Kenny_Show/235245/Louise_Hall_The_Pilgrim
Pilgrim Launch
September 2018
 
Pilgrim is launched by Carmel Harrington at Dubray Books on Grafton Street.
 
 
Wexford Literary Festival
May 2017
It was a pleasure to be one of the speakers on the non-fiction panel at Wexford Literary Festival 2017. I spoke about my journey to publication of my non-fiction books alongside Shane Dunphy and Andrea Hayes.
 
 
 
 
'Frankie's List', a short story on homelessness is published in The Irish Times
December 2016
 
On the 20th of December, The Irish Times published Frankie's List, a short story on homelessness, as part of their 12 stories of Christmas.
 
 
Shortlisted for The Colm Tóibín Short Story Award 2016
 
 
April 2016
 
 
The shortlist for the inaugural Colm Tóibín Short Story Competition was announced on Friday, 22nd April. The winner will be announced at the Wexford/Focal literary festival which takes place from the 27th until the 29th of May.
 
 
 
Runner Up in New Talent Award 2015
 
November 2015
 
 
The Love Stories Awards 2015 were held in London this year on the 18th of November.  I was delighted to learn I was the runner up in the New Talent Award 2015.
 
 
 
 
Penguin/RTE Guide Short Story Competition 2015
 
September 2015
 
This was the second year that my  short story made the longlist in the Penguin/RTE Guide Short Story Competition
 
 
 
Sunday Spirit On RTE Radio 1 Extra
 
December 2014
 

On December 7th, I spoke to Michael Comyn of Sunday Spirit on RTE Radio 1 Extra about my new book, 'Medjugorje and Me.' You can listen back on podcast at the RTE Radio website.

 
 
 
 
Book Launch of 'Medjugorje and Me'
 
November 2014
 

Renowned singer, songwriter and composer, Liam Lawton launced my second book, 'Medjugorje and Me.' The launch was held in Malahide Parish Pastoral Centre and over 100 people attended.

 
 
 
Spirit Level on RTE
 
November 2014
 

The new series of Spirit Level on RTE television is presented by Joe Duffy. I was invited on the panel to discuss why people go on pilgrimage.

 
 
 
Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Awards 2014
 
October 2014
 

My short story entry made the shortlist for this years awards. The ceremony was held in Tallaght Library and judged by Hennessey Award winning poet, Maria Wallace.

 
 
 
Festival of Romance New Talent Award 2014
 
September 2014
 

I was so thrilled to make the shortlist for the New Talent Award 2014 at the Festival of Romance and was invited to an award ceremony in the historic town of Leighton Buzzard.

 
 
 
Penguin/RTE Guide Short Story Competition
 
September 2014
I made the longlist for my short story entry in this year's Penguin short story competition in association with the RTE Guide.
 
RTE Radio 1 - The God Slot
 
4th October 2013

 

 

I'm delighted to be working with RTE Radio 1 on this season's The God Slot programme doing book reviews, theatre reviews, interviews and more.

 

 

 

 

The Irish News newspaper
11th April 2013

The Irish News newspaper published a full page in-depth and personal interview that I had with Medjugorje visionary Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti during a visit to Dublin earlier this year.

The Late Late Show
29th March 2013

RTE's The Late Late Show finished off their Good Friday nights show with a piece on the book, Medjugorje: what it means to me. Ryan Tubridy interviewed Damien Richardson (a former addict who attended Cenacolo) and David Parkes (who was cured of Crohn's Disease). The night was a great success!

The Book Launch
16th November 2012

Fingal County Hall was the perfect location for the launch of the book, Medjugorje: what it means to me. Over 250 people attended the night and the book was launched by Senator Darragh O'Brien.

The Gazette Newspapers covered the event and an enjoyable night was had by all.

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