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The Miraculous Máire Mhac an tSaoi

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Wake Forest Press will publish The Miraculous Parish, a bilingual volume of Máire Mhac an tSaoi’s poetry this May. An activist and visionary, Mhac an tSaoi has paved the way for such female literar...
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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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The Pillowman – Gaiety Theatre – Review

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The Pillowman – by Martin McDonagh
Gaiety Theatre – 2 March 2015 – 14 March 2015
The play opens with a writer, Katurian, waiting to be interrogated in a room. He is joined by two policemen who start to question him for an unspecified crime.
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In praise of Christine Dwyer Hickey, by John Montague

In praise of Christine Dwyer Hickey, by John Montague | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: ‘Novelist, short-story writer and playwright, as diverse and original a talent as one could hope to find’
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In praise of Elizabeth Bowen, by Denis Donoghue - Irish Times

In praise of Elizabeth Bowen, by Denis Donoghue - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: ‘I like her most for her problem: she was so much more intelligent, and more eloquent, than her characters’
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In praise of Máire Mhac an tSaoi, by Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

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Irish Women Writers: ‘For a woman writing in Ireland of the 1950s and 1960s, it was bold and brave to assert female sexual desire. Women poets haven’t stopped writing about it since!’
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In praise of Paula Meehan, by Maureen Kennelly

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Irish Women Writers: ‘I love her verbal energy and the profound compassion that I find in her work’
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In praise of Eibhlín Dhubh Ní Chonaill, by Declan Kiberd - Irish Times

In praise of Eibhlín Dhubh Ní Chonaill, by Declan Kiberd - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: ‘She invents a new tense, neither past nor present, which is a kind of “women’s time”, rejecting all ideas of authority, power and deference’
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An Irish Bohemian who charmed the Californians - Irish Independent

An Irish Bohemian who charmed the Californians - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ella Young (1867-1956) was a poet and Celtic mythologist who lived two lives, the first 60 years in Ireland and the final 30 in California. She was a mystic, a free spirit and a scholar
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The Lepracaun who lampooned both the Brits and jackeens

The Lepracaun who lampooned both the Brits and jackeens | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Between 1905 and 1915, The Lepracaun Cartoon Monthly satirised society and politics in Dublin and beyond. And there was no shortage of subjects for lampooning in the Dublin of the time,
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When You Are Old by William Butler Yeats, read by Colin Farrell

There are many versions of this poem. This one has a great voice reading it and the lines on screen, so that speakers of other languages can enjoy it too. Ho...
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Can writing be taught? The proof is in the publications - Irish Times

Can writing be taught? The proof is in the publications - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Perhaps the question to ask is, do writing courses produce writers? Belinda McKeon, Colin Barrett, Claire Kilroy, Sara Baume, Andrew Fox ... so that’ll be a yes
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Hennessy Literary Awards 2015 - Irish Times

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Books & Literature News, Reviews, Articles and More from The Irish Times, the Definitive Brand of Quality News in Ireland.
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The Pillowman has them rolling in the aisles at the Gaiety despite gruesome themes lurking in the shadows

The Pillowman has them rolling in the aisles at the Gaiety despite gruesome themes lurking in the shadows | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tackling dark subjects of police brutality, child abuse and murder, you'll feel bad for laughing
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Paris Review: Colin Barrett Talks About His Approach to the Short Story

Paris Review: Colin Barrett Talks About His Approach to the Short Story | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“Characters can say and do and think crazy things. But you have to be able to put them down into a chair in a credible way. Start there, and work out.”
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The Pillowman – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

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Writer: Martin McDonagh Director: Andrew Flynn Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman is a movement away from the more well known rural Irish landscapes of his famed Leenane Trilogy.
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An Oft-overlooked Irish lesbian love story Charlotte Ryan re-evaluates Emma Donoghue's Hood ... - The University Times

An Oft-overlooked Irish lesbian love story Charlotte Ryan re-evaluates Emma Donoghue's Hood ... - The University Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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It is a sad reality that in the Ireland of decades gone by the term “Irish lesbian love story” sounded like a paradox.
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Brian Merriman's The Midnight Court translated into Japanese - Irish Times

Brian Merriman's The Midnight Court translated into Japanese - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Publication celebrated at Chester Beatty Library
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Congratulations to Sarah Clancy, winner of The Bogman's Cannon Irish People's Poetry Prize 2015"

Congratulations to Sarah Clancy, winner of The Bogman's Cannon Irish People's Poetry Prize 2015" | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"Resist much, obey little".  Walt Whitman. We are delighted to announce that The Bogman's Cannon Irish People's Poetry Prize 2015 has been won by Galway based poet Sarah Clancy for her poem 'And Ye...
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Beckett Triptych review – three acts of listening but not enough light

Beckett Triptych review – three acts of listening but not enough light | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
State Theatre Company, Adelaide festival
A trio of fine Australian actors and directors tackle Beckett but should Adelaide audiences be getting European programming for a third festival in a row?
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The Family of Things Episode 1 - Nessa O'Mahony

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The Family of Things first episode features Nessa O'Mahony. Presenter Helen Shaw talks to Nessa about her poetry & her works.
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Belfast Girls Opens May 16 at Artemisia Theatre

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Irish American News - The Voice of Chicagoland's Irish American Community
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New plans are under way to restore the home of writer and Blasket island resident Tomas O Criomhthain

New plans are under way to restore the home of writer and Blasket island resident Tomas O Criomhthain | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Life was hard on the majestic Great Blasket Island, yet some 150 hardy souls once eked out a living from the anaemic sandy soil in the lea of its highest point, An Cro Mor.
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National Library of Ireland and WB Yeats - Fine Books & Collections Magazine (blog)

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National Library of Ireland and WB Yeats
Fine Books & Collections Magazine (blog)
Winner of the 1923 Noble Prize for literature, Yeats was a major force behind reviving international interest in Irish literature.
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