Author Donal Ryan to launch 'Just One More Thing', a collection of short stories by Pat McLoughlin

  • Just One More Thing, Short Stories Collection by Pat McLoughlin.

The Limerick Writers' Centre is pleased to announce the launch of Just One More Thing, a collection of short stories by Pat McLoughlin, on Friday 10th September at the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West, Co Limerick. It will be launched by author Donal Ryan.

Pat McLoughlin was born in Newport, Co. Tipperary but now lives in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. He has written two previous collections of short stories To Weave with Words and From Head to Tale. He has attended creative writing courses at the University of Limerick and at the Limerick Writers' Centre and is a member of the Desmond Scribblers Writing Group in Newcastle West. His novel The Canary in the Mine was published in 2020 by Limerick Writers' Centre.

"This collection of short fiction was a joy to read. Pat McLoughlin has a wonderfully keen eye and ear and an admirable ability to compress a world of story into a single sentence. These tales of love, loss, trial, triumph, of life and death and all the unexpected vagaries and struggles and joys that assail us in between, will resonate with even the most jaundiced reader, and brighten the darkest of days. This is humane, empathetic and blessedly sincere storytelling", said Donal Ryan, author of The Spinning Heart and Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick.

The launch will take place at Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West, Co Limerick on Friday 10th September at 8pm.

Just One More Thing is available to buy online at and from all usual outlets.

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