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Mount Merrion, by Justin Quinn

Mount Merrion, by Justin Quinn | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A sound saga of a south Dublin suburb

 

Mount Merrion has always regarded itself as a somewhat special suburb of Dublin. Its leafy, low-density layout and to an extent the mindset of its citizenry reflect the languor and grandeur of Viscount Fitzwilliam’s 1711 Mount Merrion House and lands, on which the modern suburb is laid out.

That history is very much alive, and to this day the area is known to insiders as the demesne.

The avenue to the old house ran magnificently from the coast road at Blackrock right up to The Rise, where St Thérèse’s Church and the community centre now stand. That avenue is nowadays transected by the N11, which acts as a boundary dividing the original Fitzwilliam lands.

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The Irish Literary Times

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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 now living in Canada. His new novel is Charlie Tallulah (Oberon Press). His most recent collection of poetry is Games of Chance:A Gambler`s Manual (Oberon Press). 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...”.

 

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Eavan Boland – 26 June 2017

Eavan Boland – 26 June 2017 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Widely considered to be one of Ireland’s most important contemporary poets, Eavan Boland is currently a Professor of Humanities and Director of the Creative Writing Programme at Stanford University, where she has taught since 1996. In…
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Listen: Poem of the Week #13 – My father perceived as a vision of saint Francis by Paula Meehan | Near FM Podcast

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'All I can say is good luck to them, I can't claim it's mine' - Irish director Neil Jordan distances himself from Sky drama Riviera 

'All I can say is good luck to them, I can't claim it's mine' - Irish director Neil Jordan distances himself from Sky drama Riviera  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
He's the box-office name who created Sky Atlantic's biggest drama of the year Riviera - but now it seems Neil Jordan wants nothing to do with the project.
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A Song for Older Life, a poem by Ron Carey

A Song for Older Life, a poem by Ron Carey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This poem was commissioned for the Bealtaine Festival, Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age
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‘Do I Dare Disturb The Universe?’ Gavin Corbett The Stinging Fly

‘Do I Dare Disturb The Universe?’ Gavin Corbett The Stinging Fly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sean or Ian or Augustine or Eustace or Keith or whoever he was: until I met him, I would not have believed such people existed in our little country. Back in my flat I knew I had a sketch for a story, this despite almost none of the man‘s statements being of use to me. … Continue reading "‘Do I Dare Disturb The Universe?’"
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'Everyone predicted the end': How Ireland's Indie Bookshops are surviving in the Amazon age

'Everyone predicted the end': How Ireland's Indie Bookshops are surviving in the Amazon age | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Independent Book Shop week starts today, celebrating the great and the good of the indie bookseller.
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Sebastian Barry praises the importance of bookshops after winning IBW award | The Bookseller

Sebastian Barry has said that bookshops have taken a “quantum leap” of importance in this “strange new world” upon winning the Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) award.
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Abbey Theatre to stage premiere outside Dublin for the first time

Abbey Theatre to stage premiere outside Dublin for the first time | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Adaptation of Ken Loach film Jimmy’s Hall to be debuted in Leitrim where it is set
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A History of Running Away review: ambitious and elegant interwoven tales

A History of Running Away review: ambitious and elegant interwoven tales | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paula McGrath captures 1980s Dublin in a tale of middle age, an orphan and a boxer
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James Joyce in a dozen great quotations

James Joyce in a dozen great quotations | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Best-Loved Joyce is designed to make Joyce manageable for those who are short on time or, like me, low on concentration
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NYT Review: Nick Laird dazzles ear and eye with his kinetic prose

NYT Review: Nick Laird dazzles ear and eye with his kinetic prose | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Northern Ireland and Papua New Guinea don’t seem so different in Nick Laird’s new novel, “Modern Gods.”
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‘Considerably upset’ Neil Jordan disowns Riviera TV drama

‘Considerably upset’ Neil Jordan disowns Riviera TV drama | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Oscar-winning writer objects to sexual scenes and new dialogue being added to his script
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Painting of eyes of Irish writers and poets donated to National Library of Ireland

Painting of eyes of Irish writers and poets donated to National Library of Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The artist said, “I’ve always felt that you can tell a lot about a person through their eyes.”
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Haiku na Seachtaine

Haiku na Seachtaine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
<p>Haiku i nGaeilge agus i mBéarla ag freagairt d’ealaín an Impriseanaí Mheiriceánaigh Childe Hassam. Leagan Béarla na hAlban: John McDonald (Dún Éideann) Leagan Seapáinise: Mariko Sumikura (Kyoto)</p>
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Neil Jordan has publicly disowned Riviera which he wrote with John Banville

Neil Jordan has publicly disowned Riviera which he wrote with John Banville | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
After opening to huge ratings, it's kind of odd for any showrunner or writer to disown something successful - but that's pretty much what Neil Jordan has done w
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ILS Norwich 2017

ILS Norwich 2017 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Today is the first day in 26 consecutive days where I have not been at a literary event. Tonight is the first night in 15  nights where I have not ended up in the pub talking about bookish things, ("How great is Sally Rooney?" "Aren't book festival tote bags so much better if they have…
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Mike McCormack: ‘On my fifth book I’m a debutante’

Mike McCormack: ‘On my fifth book I’m a debutante’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The cult Irish writer is back with a prize-winning novel, Solar Bones, after a decade in the doldrums
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Benjamin Black (John Banville) WOLF ON A STRING - Unmasking Magic and Murder in the Best New Crime

Benjamin Black (John Banville) WOLF ON A STRING - Unmasking Magic and Murder in the Best New Crime | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Alchemists and archaeologists are among the characters in this week’s mystery column. Also crooked cops and a very sad, very dead homeless man.
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Top poets gather to discuss international appointment | Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Top poets gather to discuss international appointment
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Mr Salary – a short story by Sally Rooney which was shortlisted for the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG short story award

Mr Salary – a short story by Sally Rooney which was shortlisted for the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG short story award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mr Salary has been shortlisted for the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG short story award

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‘Irish Times’ columnist Fintan O’Toole wins Orwell Prize for Journalism

‘Irish Times’ columnist Fintan O’Toole wins Orwell Prize for Journalism | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Journalist’s analysis of Brexit added ‘highly important perspective’ to debate
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Travellers’ tales and the oral tradition

Travellers’ tales and the oral tradition | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As my background is performing in, and writing for the theatre, I felt instinctively suited to working with a group whose primary means of storytelling is oral
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Blazes Boylan, Skin-the-Goat and Frederick Sweny: the real people of ‘Ulysses’

Blazes Boylan, Skin-the-Goat and Frederick Sweny: the real people of ‘Ulysses’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
James Joyce populated his chronicle of a day in Dublin with hundreds of people, famous and ordinary, Irish and foreign, contemporary and historical. Knowing who they were throws light on many passages of Joyce’s masterpiece, which will be celebrated on Thursday, June 16th : Bloomsday
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