For the past five years I’ve worked at bookassist, a hotel technology company based in Dublin and Madrid. While there I designed, coded and delivered websites for dozens of hotels across Ireland and Europe. You can find a selection of the sites I’ve worked on below.
I have recently moved to freelance, so please contact me if you would like to talk about anything I might be able to help you with.
Recent (non-hotel!) Sites and Projects
- HP & Gleeson Printed Works
- Icecream for Aliens
- Introducing The Novel
- Slea Head Adventures
- Where Will the Books Go?
Hotel Sites Designed & Built
- Number 31
- Renvyle House Hotel
- Castlemartyr Resort
- Druids Glenn Resort
- Lough Erne Resort
- Lee Hotels
- Birg Hotels
- Hotel Secession Wien
Hotel Sites Designed
Hotel Sites Built
I am a short story writer, and have been publishing pieces online at Distorte.com for more than seven years. You can find a selection of stories from that website below.
For the last two years (2011 & 2012) I have participated in Januariad, during which I outputted one short story for every weekday in January. That work has been archived here. In 2011 I published two short stories in defunct Dublin culture magazine The Social.
Recently I have begun a publishing concern with Helene Pertl called HP & Gleeson. Hand-screenprinted objects containing my writing are beginning to appear for sale at that location, beginning with a childrens’ book, Penguin Pie, and much more to follow soon.
- Into the Clutch She asked Jason, one morning, about the previous night’s party, but he stared at her wall-eyed over his bowl of porridge. ‘The people,’ repeated Alice. ‘Last night. Visiting your parents.’ He shrugged almost invisibly in his loose dressing gown. ‘I don’t wake up at night,’ he said.
- Four Million Followers But Twitter pages of individuals held a strange opacity of their own. A tiny mugshot, a list of tweets, and a personal network that you could sense but couldn’t see from the outside. Replies and retweets from other unknowable accounts. No context, no usable chronology. It was like having access to a stranger’s phonebook.
- Evidence of Giants The two boys are grinning hugely. The one on the left holds his hands out towards his companion, like a quiz show model presenting a prize. The boy on the right stands bow-legged, his arms wrapped around a boulder sized object which, on close inspection, appears to be a human milk tooth of gigantic proportions.
- The Axe Man Nobody expects a skinny, nerdy-looking database administrator to blog about axes, but there are two things to explain regarding this. The first is that only skinny, nerdy-looking database administrators blog about anything, and the second is that those burly woodsmen you think would be axe experts don’t actually use axes anymore. Nobody uses axes anymore.
- Oliver Objects
‘But consider this, Oliver. What if the unexpected twist is that the answer to the question neither explains the question nor subverts our expectations about the question? What if the twist is that there is no twist? That may be what your brother has tapped into here. We all laughed, didn’t we?’
‘You did laugh,’ said Oliver, absent-mindedly chewing on a stick of carrot.