Jonathan Swift

Happy Birthday, Jonathan Swift!

Happy Birthday, Jonathan Swift!   This month celebrates the author’s 350th birthday and we chose Jonathan Swift’s mad trip, Gulliver’s Travels as our latest pocket guide to Irish literature.   Jonathan Swift and Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, have one thing in common – most people don’t realise that they were Irish. As the author Continue reading


Romping through Gulliver’s Travels Launch

Romping through Gulliver’s Travels by At it Again! Launch   Join At it Again! to celebrate the launch of their new book, Romping through Gulliver’s Travels, in the wonderful setting of Books Upstairs Cafe on Thursday, 2nd March at 6.30pm. Spend a fun evening with At it Again! who are the creative heads behind the Continue reading


Bringing Dubliners to Life

Here at At it Again! we love stories that are closely linked to a city or place. It’s fascinating to be able to walk the same streets as the characters and imagining meeting them. Have you seen our graphic guide Romping through Dubliners, a fun and interactive take on Irish writer James Joyce’s fifteen short Continue reading


James from At it Again! reads Ulysses by James Joyce

How I learnt to love Ulysses

First Impressions When I was in school, we had a book of English prose examples which included an extract from the Aeolus section in Ulysses. At the time, even without the context of the rest of the book, there was something remarkable about it. The writing was so rich and evocative that it has stayed with Continue reading


Romping through Dracula by At it Again!

How to celebrate Halloween – Dracula style

It’s time to celebrate Hallowe’en. Dracula will be your guide as you get sucked into a world of castles, crypts and climaxes. 1 Clontarf Bram Stoker’s Gothic tale begins with Jonathan Harker travelling to Dracula’s castle in Transylvania. Take a trip to the coastal suburb of Clontarf on Dublin’s northside. See Bram Stoker’s birthplace at 15 Continue reading