Damian Corless

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  • Irish history
  • culture

Damian Corless is an Irish author, playwright and scriptwriter. He has penned more than a dozen volumes on Irish history and culture.[1] Corless was MTV's first Irish correspondent.[2] He was editor of the culture guide In Dublin[3] before becoming managing editor of the monthly current affairs magazine Magill.[4]He has written TV comedy for the BBC's Big Train starring Simon Pegg and Catherine Tate [5]

From 2001 to 2019, he was a columnist and feature writer with Independent News & Media, initially with the Herald before moving to the Irish Independent where his reporting informed debate in public forums and the Irish Parliament.[6] The author of a study of Ireland's climate since the first settlers arrived,[citation needed] he has delivered guest talks on the weather including to Roscommon's annual Percy French Festival,[7] Irish Meteorological Society, National Library 23/5/2012 [8] and the annual Bloom Horticultural Festival.[9]

His book on the history of Ireland's "love affair with confectionary", You'll Ruin Your Dinner, provided source material for a collaboration between the National College Of Art & Design's MA course in Design History and Material Culture and The Little Museum of Dublin, which yielded an exhibition and accompanying publication entitled The Secret Lives Of Objects - Hidden Histories Of Dublin Design.[10] In his role as a cultural historian,Corless appeared as a commentator in each instalment of RTE1's 2022 history TV series "The Way We Were".[11] Corless has contributed to national radio programs on a number of historical and cultural matters.[12] [13]

His stage comedy 'Death Wish '16 - The GPO' debuted at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival in 2015 with Ardal O'Hanlon as Padraig Pearse and Fred MacAuley as James Connolly.[14] In 2019, Corless was shortlisted for an An Post Book Of The Year Award, alongside singer Christy Dignam, for his work on Dignam's bestselling memoir "My Crazy World" published by Simon & Schuster.[15]

Selected works

  • Nugent, Michael; Corless, Damian (2003). That's Ireland: An Irish Miscellany. Blackwater Press. ISBN 978-1-84131-633-8.[16]
  • Corless, Damian (2004). Gubu Nation: Grotesque Unbelievable Bizarre Unprecedented Happenings in Ireland. Merlin Press. ISBN 978-1-903582-57-2.
  • Corless, Damian (2007). Party Nation: Ireland's General Elections : The Strokes, Jokes, Spinners and Winners. Merlin Press. ISBN 978-1-903582-71-8.[17][18]
  • Corless, Damian (2013). Looks Like Rain: 9,000 Years of Irish Weather. Collins Press. ISBN 978-1-84889-181-4.[19][20]
  • Corless, Damian (2014). From Clery's Clock to Wanderly Wagon: Irish History You Weren't Taught at School. Collins Press. ISBN 978-1-84889-227-9.[21]
  • Corless, Damian (2016-03-26). Death Wish '16 - the GPO. Kaysons Publishing. ISBN 978-1-5306-9099-2.[22]
  • Corless, Damian (2016-10-01). Hopscotch and Queenie-i-o. Collins Press. ISBN 978-1-84889-597-3.[23][24][25]
  • Dignam, Christy; Corless, Damian (2019). My Crazy World. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4711-8431-4.


  1. Interview. 'Damian Corless Vs The Irish Establishment.' Sunday Business Post 24/10/2004
  2. "MTV Europe: We Tuned In, Turned On, Then Switched Off". Irish Independent. 6 August 2017.
  3. "Damian Corless Books".
  4. ISBN 9 780953-7704-0-3
  5. IMDB 2 episodes Big Train 2002.
  6. Seanad Debate 13/05/2003. Questions to Michael Martin, Minister for Health & Children
  7. Weather Events In Percy French's Time 8/7/2014.percyfrench.ie
  8. www.nli.ie News & Events May-August 2012
  9. The Weather Forecast, Banter At Bloom 2015 http://thisisbanter.com/author/jimcarrollbanter/page/6/
  10. https://www.ncad.ie/files/san_files/Secret_Lives_of_Objects.pdf
  11. https://presspack.rte.ie/2022/04/04/the-way-we-were-3/
  12. https://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/on-the-record-with-gavan-reilly/hidden-histories-summer-of-32-sweet-wars
  13. RTE Radio 1, Of Weather, Waves & Wireless www.podpage.com/the-almanac-of-ireland/of-weather-waves-and-wireless/
  14. Padraig Pearse As Cross-dresser In Controversial Easter Rising comedy. Deathwish '16: The GPO to premiere with Father Ted star Ardal O’Hanlon. Irish Central 26-5-2015
  15. An Post Book Awards Celebrate Best Irish Writing, Irish Examiner 24-10-2019
  16. You Couldn't Make It Up. Irish Times 14/11/2003
  17. The Panel: General Election Special. RTE1 TV 9/5/2007
  18. The Bizarre Incidents That Make Elections Fun. Review Sunday Business Post 26/5/2007 https://www.businesspost.ie/legacy/the-bizarre-incidents-that-make-elections-fun/
  19. From Heatwaves To Tornadoes: 9,000 Years Of Irish Weather. Irish Examiner 24/10/2013
  20. Interview. On Weather, Waves And Wireless. RTE Radio 1 23/6/2021
  21. Interview. Mornings With Dave Fanning. RTE Radio 2 7/10/2017
  22. Interview. Ardal O'Hanlon To Star In New 1916 Farce. RTE.ie Entertainment 30/5/2015
  23. Book Review: Hopscotch And Queenie-I-O: A 1960s Irish Childhood by Damian Corless. Irish Examiner 4/3/2017
  24. Interview. The Way We Were. RTE1 TV 14/3/2022
  25. The Way We Were: 1960s Ireland In A Moral Vice. Irish Times 10/12/2016

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