The Importance of Being Aisling

Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght with Paul Howard

hosted by Róisín Ingle

Date: Saturday March 30th
Venue: Pavilion Theatre
Time: 10am
Cost: €15 €12
Age: Adult

Meet Complete Aislings Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght whose entirely authentic voices elicit a proper snort on every page in the sequel to their best-selling Oh My God What a Complete Aisling. It’s the abundance of wry observations that highlight how full of notions we have all become (how a burrito is little more than a rice sandwich, and so on), that has made OMGWACA a word-of-mouth hit. But in amongst the one-liners and the zingers, the book has more heart than meets the eye. Ireland's social and economic identity thrums in the background, a character all of its own. Join the Aislings together with Ross O Carroll Kelly creator Paul Howard as they discuss the ‘notions’ we all have with Róisín Ingle in the hotseat refereeing the discussion. 

With more than ten years’ experience in broadcasting and journalism, Co. Kildare native Emer McLysaght wasn’t sure if she’d ever get around to writing that book. However, 2018 finds her with bestselling novel Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling under her belt, co-authored with long-time friend and collaborator Sarah Breen. Emer lives in Dublin and has somehow ended up with three cats. 

Born and raised in the village of Borris, Co. Carlow, Sarah Breen started her career in journalism at KISS magazine. Since then her writing has appeared in many Irish print publications, as well as online. She and Emer co-wrote Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling mainly in her children’s playroom, and never dreamed it would be an Irish Times No. 1 bestseller. Sarah lives in Dublin 7 with her husband and two daughters, and dreams of the day Oasis will reunite.
Emer and Sarah are working with Element Pictures to bring their first novel to the silver screen, and have already started plotting about what might happen in book number three.