The Irish Literar...
Follow
Find
178.3K views | +24 today
 
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
onto The Irish Literary Times
Scoop.it!

Paddy Roche - Winner of Junior Category Specsavers Children's Writing Competition

Paddy Roche - Winner of Junior Category Specsavers Children's Writing Competition | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Specsavers Store Director, Marie Roche, is pictured at their Midleton, store located at the Market Green Shopping Centre, with nine year old Paddy Roche. Paddy is a pupil at Rushbrook National School in Cobh and recently won the junior category of the Specsavers Children’s Writing Competition in association with Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards. Having beaten hundreds of entries, Paddy has received all shortlisted titles in the Specsavers Irish Children’s Book of the Year category from this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. Furthermore, Paddy’s school will also receive a donation of some of the best shortlisted Irish books from the last year
more...
No comment yet.
The Irish Literary Times
Up-to-Date Coverage of The World of Irish Literature
Curated by Gerard Beirne
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

The Irish Literary Times

The Irish Literary Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

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...”.

 

http://www.gerardbeirne.com

more...
Janet Fraser's comment, June 9, 2013 8:34 PM
Congratulations, Gerard. That's great.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

Junction City New & Selected Poems Eamonn Wall - RTE.ie

Junction City New & Selected Poems Eamonn Wall - RTE.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eamonn Wall has resided in various cities of the United States since 1982 and his Irish accent bears traces of disparate influences. This new selection of verse (1990 to 2015) reveals a highly-gifted poet.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

This is the land where I belong-Paul Maddern

This is the land where I belong-Paul Maddern | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Ards Peninsula, County Down I can’t explain why, presented with only this simple scene, but I know that I will be happy here
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

‘Nocturne for Voices One and Two’ by Christine Murray

‘Nocturne for Voices One and Two’ by Christine Murray | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Nocturne for Voices One and Two
 
Voice 1
 
Sea pummels shore, wind and reed knock trees.
Winter trees’ wooded music is not green sapped
 
‘under the Greenwood tree.’
 
But yet, yet but,
and alone,
the moon is all ?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

Book worm: Toibin insight into troubled life of Bishop - Irish Independent

Book worm: Toibin insight into troubled life of Bishop - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Toibin's ideal guests at his "dream" dinner party would be Samuel Beckett, along with Beckett's wife and mother, though from what I've read about the rather severe May Be
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

White Whale by Victoria Kennefick

White Whale by Victoria Kennefick | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
– Reviewed by David Clarke – White Whale is Irish poet Victoria Kennefick’s first chapbook, winner of the Fool for Poetry Chapbook prize (2014). It is easy to see why this work attracted the judges...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

The Twits review – Enda Walsh clobbers Dahl’s comic caper

The Twits review – Enda Walsh clobbers Dahl’s comic caper | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Walsh’s ‘mischievous’ dialogue and plot additions largely obscure Dahl’s nimble, knockabout nastiness
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

Academy Street review – a solitary Irish girl finds friendship in New York

Academy Street review – a solitary Irish girl finds friendship in New York | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An often lyrical novel by Mary Costello about an introvert who flees to the ‘dark, sprawling’ postwar US city Continue reading...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

Library represents new chapter for Dún Laoghaire - Irish Times

Library represents new chapter for Dún Laoghaire - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Controversial dlr Lexicon library is officially opened
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

U.S. launch of The Dirty Dust with Alan Titley, Colm Tóibín, & Brian Ó Conchubhair | Glucksman Ireland House | New York University

U.S. launch of The Dirty Dust with Alan Titley, Colm Tóibín, & Brian Ó Conchubhair | Glucksman Ireland House | New York University | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A major international publishing event! Glucksman Ireland House hosts the launch of the long ­awaited English ­language translation of one of the world’s great satiric masterpieces.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

Roddy Doyle book sent to UK prisons to encourage reading among inmates - Irish Independent

Roddy Doyle book sent to UK prisons to encourage reading among inmates - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dublin author Roddy Doyle's book Dead Man Talking, has been put on a list of novels that will be sent to prisoners in the UK as part of a campaign to encourage reading.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

Author Colm Toibin: 'I'd love the right to marry my partner here'

Author Colm Toibin: 'I'd love the right to marry my partner here' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Author Colm Toibin has said he would "love to have the right to get married" to his partner in Ireland.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

How a writer discovered his muse and found his voice after decades of false starts - Irish Times

How a writer discovered his muse and found his voice after decades of false starts - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘As an encouragement to other late-blooming writers, my first novel was published when I was 62 after 16 years of rejections’
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

An extract from Academy Street by Mary Costello: 1962 – Tess arrives in New York - Irish Times

An extract from Academy Street by Mary Costello: 1962 – Tess arrives in New York - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Book club: ‘They looked at each other now.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

Enda Walsh brings Roald Dahl’s The Twits to life in ‘mischievous’ stage adaptation

Enda Walsh brings Roald Dahl’s The Twits to life in ‘mischievous’ stage adaptation | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jason Watkins (Mr Twit) and Monica Dolan (Mrs Twit), picture by Manuel Harlan.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

Interview: Lagan Online speaks to the editorial panel of SHIFT

Interview: Lagan Online speaks to the editorial panel of SHIFT | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lagan Online speaks to the editorial panel of SHIFT, ahead of their plans for a new fanzine for lovers of the written word, based in the North West of Ireland.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

Donkey Shots: Skerries First International Avant Garde Poetry Festival, 23rd May, 2015

Donkey Shots: Skerries First International Avant Garde Poetry Festival, 23rd May, 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I have a number of publications coming out this year and rather than having a series of single launches I thought that it would be fitting to hold a literary festival, particularly in order to launch And Agamemnon Dead, An Anthology of Early Twenty...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

Getting off to a Flying start - Claire-Louise Bennett's debut

Getting off to a Flying start - Claire-Louise Bennett's debut | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The body of water which lends its name to Claire-Louise Bennett's debut short-story collection, Pond, is not very deep. Instead, "lots of very small things, some of them creatures&
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

John Boyne - Vive la rose et le lilas: Le secret de Tristan Sadler, recherche d’absolu durant la Grande Guerre

John Boyne - Vive la rose et le lilas: Le secret de Tristan Sadler, recherche d’absolu durant la Grande Guerre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

The Key/An Eochair, by Máirtín Ó Cadhain: Frenetic satire with linguistic flair - Irish Times

The Key/An Eochair, by Máirtín Ó Cadhain: Frenetic satire with linguistic flair - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sixty-year-old absurdist comedy in the Civil Service remains as fresh as ever
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

Review: Gerard Smyth: A Song of Elsewhere; Frank Ormsby: Goat’s Milk; Enda Wylie: Borrowed Space

Review: Gerard Smyth: A Song of Elsewhere; Frank Ormsby: Goat’s Milk; Enda Wylie: Borrowed Space | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Other lives and other places captured in verse
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

Meet the Poet |3| Doireann Ní Ghríofa - HeadStuff

Meet the Poet |3| Doireann Ní Ghríofa - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Alvy Carragher speaks to Doireann Ní Ghríofa about her new collection 'Clasp,' her influences, becoming a poet and being a twitter addict.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerard Beirne
Scoop.it!

In Conversation with Paul McVeigh

In Conversation with Paul McVeigh | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Born in Belfast, Paul McVeigh began his writing career as a playwright before moving to London where he wrote comedy shows, which were performed at the Edinburgh Festival and in …
more...
No comment yet.