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Alannah Hopkin

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Full name Alannah Hopkin
Country Ireland
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Specialist in guide book writing and editing for southwest and west of Ireland. Expertise ranges from historical background to up to the minute practical information on where to stay and eat, what to do and see, and how to get there. Also able to supply lively, well written copy for travel pages on Ireland.

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing
Last updated 18-03-2015 18:05


Alannah Hopkin's latest book, Eating Scenery, West Cork, the People and the Place, a travel book for The Collins Press, was published in April, 2008.
She has also published two novels, a travel book about St. Patrick, and two guides to southwest Ireland. Her stories have appeared various publications including the London Magazine, Stand and the Cork Review. Educated at Queen Mary, College, London and Essex University, she has lived in County Cork since 1982. She writes mainly about art, literature and travel, and her work appears regularly in Ireland of the Welcomes, the Irish Examiner, and the Irish Times. She is a contributor to Fodor's Ireland Guide,has worked as a consultant for Touris Ireland, is author of the Insight Guide to Cork and Southwest Ireland, and was consulting editor on Insight's 2008 Ireland guide. She is co-author of Ireland Step by Step, Insight's new pocket guide to Ireland, to be published in January, 2010.

She is a member of the National Union of Journalists and the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). She is represented by the Jonathan Williams Literary Agency, Dublin.

2 Higher Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork
021-477 2120
087 679 9397