Eimear Lawlor

Hello, and welcome to my website!

I am a historical fiction writer of books set mainly in the early half of the twentieth century. My
novels explore turbulent times, social change, ideas and themes still relevant today.

Eimear Lawlor is an Irish author living in the southeast of Ireland. She did a Diploma in
Creative Writing at the Maynooth University. Her writing has been broadcast on The Ryan Tubridy Show, and The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1. Her short stories have been published in Hundred Years Anthology and Charlie Taylor Anthology. anthologies. Dublin’s Girl, a historical fiction novel, is her debut novel, a historical fiction. Her great aunt, who typed for Michael Collins and Éamon de Valera during the War of Independence inspired it. Dublin’s Girl was a number one bestseller on Amazon and Dublin’s Girl was listed number six in The Irish Times Original Fiction.

In 2021, Eimear won an Agility Award from The Irish Arts Council. She was successful in achieving mentorship from Words Ireland.

2022 and also received a Bursary from The Arts Council for Kitty’s War.
Her second novel Kitty’s War will be published mid 2023. Kitty’s War set during world war two exploring the German Internees in The Curragh.

Eimear launched the 2021 Cavan Libraries Summer Reading Campaign
Dublins Girl Number One Bestseller on Amazon and Dublin’s Girl has been The Irish Times Original Fiction. Top Twenty in Easons and a recommended summer reading of 2021.

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Eimear was born in Co. Cavan and now lives in the medieval city of Kilkenny with her husband, John and two sons. Even as a young child, Eimear Lawlor would conjure up stories with their imagination, sharing them with anyone who would listen. They’ve developed their storytelling and writing since then, but the thrill of language and creation they first discovered as a child has never gone away.

She met John in London while she was studying for a BSc. Eimear worked as a teacher for a few years and became a stay-at-home mum when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and in her spare time, she started writing fiction. She finally had the courage to take the plunge.2014 when she did a Diploma in Creative Writing at NUI Maynooth University. 

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