Miriam Mulcahy (no relation to Ivan) is an Irish writer and journalist. She writes features for The Irish Times and has been published in all the Irish nationals. She has been a writer for Fáilte Ireland, the Irish tourist board since 2018 and gets to visit ancient historical sites, houses and castles and then write their stories.
Miriam’s first book is being published in summer 2023, a literary nonfiction memoir about grief, family and the sea. There are plans for many more books being hatched, as she finally gets back to the multiple manuscripts she’s been working on over the last ten years.Writing is something in her blood, an obsession she can’t quite shake, a dream she never gave up on.
Last year she curated and worked with Naked Ape author and surrealist artist Desmond Morris on a soon to be opened museum in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, dedicated to his life’s work, housing his paintings, his books, a selection of his letters and correspondence and hundreds of artefacts he collected on his extensive travels. Desmond told her to get published she should write a book about Christmas, so she intends to spend this summer doing just that.
Miriam lives in Kildare, is a single mother to four children, two of whom are still at home, and their beloved dog Juno, who drags them out for long walks on the Curragh every day.