Motley Magazine Wins Best Publication!

Motley Magazine celebrates success for student journalism here in UCC   You know a lot of people have pointed to the fact that one cannot spell the word “Success” without the letters UCC, personally that was nothing more than a funny little coincidence until now. I am very excited to announce that earlier this morning […]

“The Times They Are a-Changin”

    Something that has always amazed me is that, to this day, the fantastic work young people do is often discounted. The ability of younger generations today to inspire real social change on a mass scale is often overlooked. For many in Ireland, the youth voice was thought to be a far-off cry, a […]

The Future Is Yours

So four issues of Motley, around 140 cups of hot chocolate and many nights of restless sleep later, here we are. For some reason, whenever the team and I start working on a new issue of Motley, I never cease to feel a sense of exhilaration and pride. This is an absolute testament to the […]

Issue Five Editorial

I’ve been editing student writing going on three years at this point, and one thing that never fails to amaze me is just how good it is. There’s an awful lot of literary and journalistic talent in our midst, and that’s true no matter the genre: fiction? Fantastic stuff. Current affairs? Wonderful. Poetry? Outstanding. But […]

From the Editor

Alright, I’m going to do it. I’m going to be the first to say it. I’m prepared to deal with the backlash, so here goes: Merry Christmas, everybody! If we’re measuring time by the window display in Brown Thomas, we are now firmly in the midst of the holiday season, and have been since about […]

Practise Imperfect

Gemma Kent discusses the paradoxes of being a perfectionist. I started writing for Motley just over twelve months ago, having spent my first year in college fleeing from the thought of trying to get my work published. The reason? The long version is that, in those hallowed, glossy pages I had been witness to a […]