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Poet Brian Lynch: Heaney's gift of seeing beauty in everything

Poet Brian Lynch: Heaney's gift of seeing beauty in everything | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Seamus Heaney’s death at the early age of 74 has taken away one of our most remarkable citizens.

 

t is fair to say that Heaney, who came from humble origins in Co Derry and went on to win the Nobel Prize in 1995, was a giant among the world’s greatest contemporary writers.

He was a founder member of  Aosdána and was elected a Saoi  in 1997, the highest honour that can be bestowed by Irish artists.

As a man he was greatly valued by his colleagues for his intelligence, patience, kindliness, tolerance and good judgement.

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The Irish Literary Times provides up-to-date coverage of Irish literary news and events in a magazine format via articles available online.

 

The site is curated by Gerard Beirne an Irish poet and novelist based in Sligo. He has published six books of poetry and fiction. His novel The Eskimo in the Net (Marion Boyars Publishers) was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and was selected by the Literary Editor of the Daily Express  as his Book of the Year “scandalously ignored by the Man Booker judges...”. His recent collection of stories was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award.

 

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iYeats International Poetry Competition 2017 Winners Announced - Hawk's Well Theatre Sligo

iYeats International Poetry Competition 2017 Winners Announced - Hawk's Well Theatre Sligo | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Ábhar a bhaineann le Máirtín Ó Direáin á lorg ón bpobal do thaispeántas nua faoi ‘athair na nuafhilíochta Gaeilge’

Ábhar a bhaineann le Máirtín Ó Direáin á lorg ón bpobal do thaispeántas nua faoi ‘athair na nuafhilíochta Gaeilge’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
<p>Tá mórthaispeántas nua faoi shaol agus faoi shaothar an fhile Máirtín Ó Direáin beartaithe in Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh</p>
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Musical flare to Angela's Ashes

Musical flare to Angela's Ashes | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
THE premier of ‘Angela’s Ashes – The Musical’ in Limerick was always going to be a tough call. The Pulitzer winning book by Frank McCourt is brilliant and divisive on home territory. Questions asked by those riled centre around ‘was life really that poverty stricken here? Nah’ and ‘how could he write about his mother …
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Students Study in Oscar Wilde's Childhood Home

Students Study in Oscar Wilde's Childhood Home | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
American College Dublin is located in the childhood home of famous Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet, Oscar Wilde.
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Celebratory event in honour of Irish war poet Francis Ledwidge to take place tonight

Celebratory event in honour of Irish war poet Francis Ledwidge to take place tonight | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

RENOWNED Fermanagh actor, Adrian Dunbar, is taking part in a special concert in Enniskillen tonight (Thursday) celebrating the life of a First…
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Stellar line-up of artistic talent celebrates first anniversary of Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Stellar line-up of artistic talent celebrates first anniversary of Seamus Heaney HomePlace | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A stellar line-up of talent from the worlds of literature, acting, music and dance is set to celebrate the first anniversary of Seamus Heaney HomePlace. Details of the new July – September programm…
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North West Words launches new reading series in Letterkenny

North West Words launches new reading series in Letterkenny | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
North West Words have launched a new ‘North West Reading Series’, supported by Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal Country Council, and Arts Council Ireland. The reading series promotes the…
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Doireann Ní Ghríofa (poet) - Ireland - Poetry International

Doireann Ní Ghríofa was born in Galway in 1981. She grew up in County Clare, and moved to Cork at the age of seventeen. She published two books with Coiscéim …
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Interview with Eoghan Quinn – Writer of The Water Orchard – Project Arts Centre

Interview with Eoghan Quinn – Writer of The Water Orchard – Project Arts Centre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We had the chance to talk to Eoghan Quinn, writer and co-director of The Water Orchard, ahead of its opening this week. You can see the results below. Collapsing Horse and Project Arts Centre present The Water Orchard - 18 July 2017-29 July 2017 7.30pm Tickets €16-20 How do you start writing a new play? What…
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More Than the Sum: Check out the UK Edition of Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

More Than the Sum: Check out the UK Edition of Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When Sarah Maria Griffin moved to America in 2012, she found herself dealing with feelings that must be familiar to many emigrants. “Floundering, facing unemployment and missing her hometown of Dub…
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‘To build a poem that will be beyond repair’Richard Murphy - review by Peter Sirr

‘To build a poem that will be beyond repair’Richard Murphy - review by Peter Sirr | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In Search of Poetry review: Richard Murphy’s greatest refuge is in the slow, painstaking crafting of poems
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‘Central Strip’ by Kate Dempsey

‘Central Strip’ by Kate Dempsey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Central Strip’ by Kate Dempsey There is a special place in heaven for the shaven heads of boys; the nap and pile as thick as mother’s velvet curtains, That movement, palm-pressed, leaves
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Trinity graduate Louise O’Neill’s award-winning novel to be adapted for the stage

Trinity graduate Louise O’Neill’s award-winning novel to be adapted for the stage | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  Trinity Graduate Louise O’Neill is set to have her award-winning novel Asking For It adapted to the stage.  The novel is also to be adapted for the small screen after the London-based Landma…
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The Second Coming - Yeats

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)        THE SECOND COMING     Turning and turning in the widening gyre     The falcon cannot hear the falconer;     Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;     Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,     The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere     The...
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Escape the weather with our theatre recommendations

Escape the weather with our theatre recommendations | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sex and violins from Enda Walsh and Donnacha Dennehy, and Limerick’s own Les Mis
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TC Contributor Reviews Phillip Crymble's Not Even Laughter

TC Contributor Reviews Phillip Crymble's Not Even Laughter | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lorraine York reviews Phillip Crymble's Not Even Laughter. Crymble was the winner of The Puritan's 5th Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize for Poetry.
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Hopes for nothing lost in Flannslation as ‘Flannoraks’ gather in Salzburg

Hopes for nothing lost in Flannslation as ‘Flannoraks’ gather in Salzburg | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Biennial academic conference on Flann O’Brien in Austria shows his global appeal
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Poetry Daily's Featured Poet: Shamala Gallagher-Indian/Irish American poet and essayist based in Athens, Georgia.

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Garry Hynes: Human condition is based on people and place

Garry Hynes: Human condition is based on people and place | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When we lose our communities we lose, at a fundamental level, the sense of who we are
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Doire Press announces new collections from four NI writers

Doire Press announces new collections from four NI writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Doire Press have announced the forthcoming publication of new books from “four of Northern Irish’s best contemporary writers”. The Connemara based publisher, with support from the…
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Today marks 200 years since the death of Jane Austen. Here seven writers discuss her extraordinary impact

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