We’ve Been Shortlisted for Arts & Culture Blog of the Year!


We are jumping up and down today in Ballyroan Library as we’ve been shortlisted in the Arts & Culture (Corporate) Blog category in the 2016 Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards!

All I have to say at this point is …. *starts crying* I’d like to thank the academy!

No, but seriously, this blog has been a labour of love and I’m thrilled at the response its been getting from readers and that we’ve been shortlisted! It’s an honour!

AND, my colleague Eleanor, who also contributes reviews to this blog has had her blog for Young Adults, YAPS, nominated too! AND AND AND her personal blog, Real Tasty Pages, also! So yes, as you can imagine, lots of jumping and down here today.

You can view the full Corporate Shortlist here.


Now, whilst 80% of the competition is judged, 20% of it is reliant on public votes! And the public vote is only open for one week (17th Aug – 23rd Aug 2016).

We would really appreciate it, if you enjoy our site and like what we do, if you could take a minute to vote for us here. (You do have to, unfortunately, create an account, but it only takes a minute, and it’s so you can only vote once, instead of over and over, so your vote really does count!). And, it doesn’t matter where you’re based – anyone can vote, not just people from Ireland.

Again, to vote, go here: https://blogawardsireland.secure-platform.com/a/gallery/rounds/17/details/8071 , quickly create an account, and vote for Ballyroan Reads!

And seriously, thank you so much for all your kind words and comments since we started the blog in March – it’s hard to believe that it was only six months ago, such a fixture has it become!

Thanks, and don’t forget to:



PS. If you’d like to know more about the other blogs I mentioned, the Young Adult blog, YAPS (http://southdublinteenagers.wordpress.com/), you can also vote for it here (and yes, weirdly, we are in DIRECT COMPETITION with each other, but as long as one of us wins, we’ll be happy).
Eleanor’s personal blog, Real Tasty Pages, (https://realtastypages.wordpress.com/) is up for voting in the Personal Blogs category, and if you feel like giving her an oul vote, she’d be very happy. Her voting page is here.


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