From its beginnings as a theatre company, Field Day also developed into a publishing company. Its founding members, Brian Friel and Stephen Rea, were quickly joined by Seamus Heaney, Seamus Deane, Tom Paulin, Tom Kilroy and Davy Hammond. Since the mid 1990s, Field Day has become synonymous with the development of Irish Studies.
Field Day sets the standard in Irish academic publishing with innovative forms of critical debate and unsurpassed production values.
Work in Red Dog over the past decade produced many editions of Field Day Review, a crisp collection of annual journals of Irish political and literary culture. Mainly printed with great attention to detail from the now defunct Hudson Killeen. Always refining and improving, editors Ciarán Deane and Breandán Mac Suibhne have had some of the most exacting standards I have ever experienced. Coupled with work on some other collections published by Field Day, this was rewarding time well spent.