EBCF 2020 Events

Brian O’Connell:The Personals

Brian O’Connell: The Personals

Date: Friday 6th March
Ticket Price: €10/€8
Venue: Temple Gate Hotel

The Personals reveals how classified ads are not just a few commercial lines of text in print or online - they can be a treasure trove of fascinating human stories; stories of love, loss, loneliness, redemption and hope. What draws Brian to the classified ads are the intriguing human stories he finds there, the unexpected twists and turns, the personalities, the curious objects and the range of human experience waiting to be discovered.

The Personals is a diverse collection of compelling stories about the people and the lives behind the small ads.   

Originally from Ennis, but living in Cork for over 20 years, Brian O'Connell is a multi award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. He is best known for his work on Today With Seán O'Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1 and he has a particular interest in social issues and human interest stories. Brian is known for tackling often diverse and difficult subjects and has reported on everything from general elections to genocide. Brian's first book Wasted detailed Ireland's relationship with alcohol and was published in 2010. His latest book, The Personals, was published in October 2019 by Harper Collins and tells the extraordinary stories behind the small ads.

This event is kindly supported by The Clare Champion