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Ropes Literary Journal celebrates 30th edition

Celebrating the 30th edition of Ropes Literary Journal

The MA students of Literature and Publishing at NUI Galway have pulled out all the stops this year to celebrate the 30th edition of ROPES Literary Journal.

The journal features a collection of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, and visual art. This year it includes work from established authors and artists such as Jessica Traynor and Leanne McDonagh, as well as emerging talent.


On the 6th of April, ROPES Issue 30 débuted to the world as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

The team launched the freshly printed journal in the National Irish Language Theatre, An Taibhdhearc, to a nearly full house.

The launch of ROPES issue 30 at Cúirt International Festival of Literature


The audience was treated to poetry from Claire Hennessy, a reading of dystopian fiction from James Hudson, and an Irish language poem from Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha, among others.

The ROPES team would like to extend a special thanks to all contributors as well as to everyone who came out to the launch to support the journal.

The launch of ROPES issue 30 at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Issue 30

Would you like to see some new writing from Claire Hennessy, Mark Ward and Nuala O’Connor? How about an interview with Ireland’s leading independent publishers at Tramp Press?

Or are you tempted by some stunning visual art? Copies of ROPES are now available for purchase at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Little Lane Coffee Company, Kenny’s Bookshop, or on the website.

Stay up to date with ongoing projects with ROPES by following @ropeslitjournal across social media and subscribing to the newsletter via the website.