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Agridirect interviewed me in a piece called “Can we save the Irish family farm? We talk to author Ryan Dennis.” Check it out here!


The Irish Times, March 13th, 2021, Becky Long

“Replete with symbolism and imagery, this is a demanding debut, dense and dark, but ultimately rewarding in its strange beauty.”

Books Ireland, March 16th, 2021, Eoghan Smith

“A beautifully-wrought, lyrical voice.”

Bandit Fiction, March 15th, 2021, Zoe Wells

“This is a book that should be savoured, with stunning lines every other page that will ring long after you’ve put it down.”

Bunny’s Pause, March 13th, 2021

“I enjoyed the vivid imagery Dennis used as it sent chills down my spine.”

The Bobosphere, March 11th, 2021, Robert Pisani

“The Beasts They Turned Away is a powerful book.”

In Common Book Reviews, March 10th, 2021, Chris Richards

” This is not a pulpy, easy read but rewarding, complex and engrossing.”

Never Imitate, March 10th, 2021, Jackie Law

“The tale is in many ways tenebrous and sorrowful, reminiscent of eulogy. Remarkable and beguiling, it proved a rewarding read.”

Don Jimmy Reviews, March 8th, 2021, Don Jimmy

The Beasts They Turned Away is a book that is unlike any I have read in recent memory.”


April 19th, 2021

Agridirect published an interview titled “Can we save the Irish family farm? We talk to author Ryan Dennis.” Read and watch the interview.

March 22nd, 2021

Bandit Fiction published an interview regarding The Beasts They Turned Away. Read the interview.

In the News

March 14th, 2021

Agriland published an article titled “I Fear for the Future of Irish Agriculture,” in which I give my motivation behind the reasons why I wanted to write The Beasts They Turned Away. Read the article.

March 11th, 2021

The Galway Advertiser has coverage of the release of The Beasts They Turned Away. Read the article.

February 24th, 2021

Galway Daily announce the launch of the The Beasts They Turned Away. Read the article.

February 13th, 2021

That’s Farming published an article on my background and experience in writing about Irish agriculture. Read the article.

November 28th, 2020

Agriland publishes a piece that features my website, The Milk House, and explains its purpose of showcasing rural writing. Read the article.