Publications & Projects

‘…A writer of exceptional talent.’ Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

Mantles: Encountering Brigid (Arlen House: Dublin, 2021) re-imagines new representations of Brigid as an archetype of the sacred feminine through engagement with artefacts and site visits, creating a felt and deeply personal narrative in words and images. Buy from Woodbine Books, Maynooth Bookshop

Duality (redfoxpress: Achill, 2019) is a collaboration between Shauna Gilligan and Margo McNulty which explores the Curragh land, memory and artefacts. Fiction and poetry by Shauna Gilligan/visual art by Margo McNulty. Buy direct from redfoxpress.

Happiness Comes from Nowhere (Ward Wood: London, 2012) can be ordered direct from Ward Wood and from larger on-line sites.


Recent Short Fiction Publications

  • Short Story “Like A Hook” in Crannóg Magazine (Issue 58, Spring 2023)
  • Flash Fiction, ‘Waking the Mermaids’ in Thoughts on Paper Exhibition curated by Chris Nurse and Barrie Llewelyn, Oriel y Bont, (USW, 17 Jan – 25 Feb 2022)
  • Flash Fiction, ‘Mama Daly’ in Imagining History Edited by Barrie Llewelyn (USW, Exhibition Oriel y Bont, Winter 2021)
  • Short Story ‘Tina, Tina, Tina’ Scarlet Leaf Review (Spring 2021)
  • Short Story ‘Sybil’s Dress’ Cabinet of Heed (Issue 19, Spring 2019)
  • Short Story ‘Thirty-Five-A-Night’ Crannóg Magazine (Issue 47, Spring 2018)
  • Flash fiction ‘Rats’ The Lampeter Review (Issue 15, Winter 2017)
  • Flash fiction ‘Confined’ Domineer International Literary Festival (2017)
  • Short story ‘Plum Marker’ Crannóg Magazine (Issue 44, Spring 2017)

Selection of Non-Fiction Writing

  • Shauna Gilligan interviews Maya Sonenberg about Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters in The Compulsive Reader (July 2022)
  • “Duality” – On collaborating with artist Margo McNulty in Visual Artists Ireland The Visual Artists’ News Sheet (VAN), September/October 2020.
  • On being Writer-in-Residence at The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre in conjunction with The Irish Writers’ Centre and Dublin City Council Irish Times
  • A reflection on the writing life Because I do on
  • “We’re Not Static”: Shauna Gilligan Interviews Jeannine Ouellette about The Part that Burns in The Heavy Feather Review (Vol 11, February 2021)
  • Shauna Gilligan interviews American Poet Ruth Danon in The Cortland Review (Issue 83, Winter 2019) 
  • “Painting Pictures and Telling Tales: The Scholarly and Popular Portrayal of Patrick Pearse 1916- 1927” in Diarmaid Ferriter and Susannah Riordan (Eds) Years of Turbulence (Dublin, UCD Press, 2015)
  • On Desmond Hogan ‘The Art of Swimming in Winter’ Thresholds, UK
  • On Ireland Unread – Writer Dave Lordan asks about Irish writers unjustly unread