Book Launch: Dark Enchantment

By Dorothy Macardle

Saturday 16 November

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: The Gutter Bookshop, Temple Bar

Free entry, Booking not required


Join Tramp Press to celebrate the launch of Dorothy Macardle‘s Dark Enchantment (Tramp Press). The latest in their popular Recovered Voices series, Dark Enchantment evokes a darkly magical mountain village, with witches, rumours, spells and curses, and is a brilliant follow-up to Macardle’s successful and influential other novels The Uninvited and The Unforeseen. Featuring an introduction by Caroline B Heafey, Dark Enchantment is the third novel by Macardle from Tramp Press. Dark Enchantment completes a trio of supernatural novels set in Ireland, England and France in the early twentieth century, and is part of the Macardle Renaissance.


Born in Dundalk, Co Louth in 1899, Dorothy Macardle was an Irish short story writer and historian. Her book, The Irish Republic (first published in 1937), is considered one of the key narrative accounts of the Anglo-Irish War and its aftermath. She is generally regarded as the definitive contemporary historian from the republican anti-treaty perspective. Her other publications include the novel Dark Enchantment (1953) and Earthbound: Nine Stories of Ireland (1924).