January 2019Welcome to my new site under the English version of my name. The as gaeilge spelling (Órfhlaith) has been replaced, and now reads as written on my original birth certificate – Órla. My mother had wanted my name as gaeilge but she was advised that it might be misspelled and just write it down short and sweet.

And I am short too. So it still fits.

September 2019

My radio play ‘How I Murdered Lucrezia‘ has been short-listed for the P J O’Connor RTE Radio Drama Award. The play is an adaptation of my same title short story first published in my fiction collection, Clemency Browne Dreams of Gin

June 2019

I will be giving a workshop at the Irish Writer’s Centre on Strength of Character on the 15th of June 2019.