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Margaret Hickey

Formerly an editor at Departures, an international travel magazine, and Country Living magazine in the UK, Margaret Hickey also had a freelance career writing on food, drink and travel for most of the national British press, including The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Times. After she moved to Ireland, her book Irish Days, a collection of oral histories, was published in both Ireland and the UK. Her new book, Ireland's Green Larder, a history of Ireland seen through the prism of food and drink, was published by Unbound in the spring of 2018 and the paperback version in the spring of 2019. She has been a guest speaker at numerous festivals, the University of London and NUI Limerick. She is currently Vice Chairperson of Portumna Arts Group, which runs Shorelines Arts Festival, and for many years she has been a judge at the Strokestown International Poetry Festival.