Ben Dillon

Occasionally Published Writer, Frequent Big Talker,
Constant Disappointment

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Praise for Ben Dillon
Praise for Ben Dillon

“Ben Dillon is a writer who is vastly underappreciated in his own time. He shares stories of everyday, mundane events and finds the brilliance in them. His essays will make you double-over in violent laugher while also making you question everything you know about everything. A man of unspeakable genius.”

– Ben Dillon on Ben Dillon

“I can’t get enough of his writing. Every time he shares a piece of writing, it makes my day. It’s a travesty his stories are not on any school curriculum. A modern-day Hemingway. “

– Anonymous

“His essays changed my life. I used to be 8 stone overweight, cripplingly pessimistic and unhappy with myself. Now I believe that life is worth living. “

– Also, suspiciously anonymous

“One of Ireland’s most intelligent comic minds delivers stories so blisteringly funny and sharp your fingers might bleed. In language so delicious you can taste it, we’re shown holy and unholy Ireland. “

– Tara Flynn on Blindboy Boatclub 
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Ben Dillon is an Irish humorist and freelance writer. His work is regularly featured in the Irish Examiner. His stories have also been published in the Galway Review, the Evening Echo, the Independent and the Runner’s Digest. He is currently working on his first collection of essays, Imagination Run Wild.

Ben lives in Cork City with his wife, Stef.

Articles & Essays

Engine Trouble

The Great Oatie Shortage of 2023

I Bought a Book By Noam Chomsky

Season’s Greetings From the End of  Days


Did you Hear I’m Running a Marathon? 

Make War, Not Love 

Tiny Mad Place

The Summer of ’99

Take Our Freedom But Leave Us Our Questions

Rebel to King in Unending Conversations

Stepmaster 10,000: Walking All Over Lockdown

COVID Diary – King Leo, Lockdown and Being Sick to Death of the New Normal

The Top of the Rebel County With Your Man, the Auld Fella

 Surviving Whatsapp, Lockdown and Germ-free Remote Working

Futurist Ben Dillon’s 10 Predictions for the Post COVID World (1–5)  

Futurist Ben Dillon’s Ten Predictions for the Post COVID World (PART DEUX)  

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