Mairéad Hearne

Genres: Cork | Interviewer

Mairéad Hearne is an Irish blogger from Cork with a passion for reading. Having established her blog, Swirl and Thread, in 2016 Mairéad has developed relationships with many authors, publishers and fellow book bloggers from across the globe. She has been a guest at the annual Irish Book Awards, been part of a discussion panel at Cork World Book Festival and has had the opportunity to chat about books on a number of occasions on her local radio station, 96FM, in Cork. Her favourite genres are historical, contemporary, crime/psychological thrillers and literary fiction. Mairéad blogs at and her reviews can also be found on Irish literary website Follow her on twitter @swirlandthread


Arts Council - funding literature
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Places West Cork Islands
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
Maritime Hotel