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The Book on One 'Clare' by John MacKenna

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May marks the 150th anniversary of the death of the poet John Clare.  In 'Clare' we hear his story from peasant poet to literary success and his final committal to an asylum where he remained for the last twenty three years of his life. The story is narrated by his sister, his wife and his daughter.

The book is read by the author and published by New Island Books

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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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Irish Newfoundland Association | The most important Irish poet of his generation …

Irish Newfoundland Association | The most important Irish poet of his generation … | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lecture by Thomas McCarthy TONIGHT, Jan. 26. One of the most important Irish poets of his generation: http://t.co/yNtBDUOHBq
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RTÉ's poetry season commences Thursday, Jan 29 - RTE.ie

RTÉ's poetry season commences Thursday, Jan 29 - RTE.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
RTÉ begins its poetry season on RTÉ One on Thursday January 29 at 10.15pm with A Rebel Act, a landmark documentary which looks back at the poems that shaped us as a people and illustrates why poetry is so central to our culture.
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Almost 50 years after its inception, New Irish Writing finds a new home and fresh energy in the Irish Times

Almost 50 years after its inception, New Irish Writing finds a new home and fresh energy in the Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New Irish Writing will make a welcome return to the national newsstands next weekend, when it makes its debut in the pages of the Irish Times.
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Myles: Godfather of the post-modernist movement - Irish Independent

Myles: Godfather of the post-modernist movement - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
To say Flann O'Brien's literary career took a while to get going is an understatement to say the least. When his debut novel At Swim-Two-Birds initially appeared in 1939 it sold just 24
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New Anthology Showcases the Best of New Irish Writing

New Anthology Showcases the Best of New Irish Writing | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“It’s a publishing house that has pushed boundaries and set new standards in the Irish book world for 40 years.” This is how The O’Brien Press was described in a recent Irish Times profile.
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Punch and Poetry: Slàinte to New Irish Fiction

Punch and Poetry: Slàinte to New Irish Fiction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
What’s happening on the Emerald Isles? Two new books, one short stories and the other a detective novel without a resolution, to the new fiction being written by Irish writers. By Andrew Fox.
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Forgotten Beauty: Irish Love Poetry Across the Centuries

Forgotten Beauty: Irish Love Poetry Across the Centuries | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Forgotten Beauty, a selection of almost 70 Irish love poems dating from the seventh century to the present day, accompanied by an even greater number of paintings by Irish artists, is a
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Poetry Ireland Introductions 2014 Redux: Breda Wall Ryan

Poetry Ireland Introductions 2014 Redux: Breda Wall Ryan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Poetry Ireland Introductions Series - a showcase for emerging poets working towards a first collection and with a track record of publication in journals and magazines - is open for submissions...
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Irish Book Review: Black Lake by Johanna Lane | A Trip to Ireland

Irish Book Review: Black Lake by Johanna Lane | A Trip to Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Black Lake is the first novel by Irish author Johanna Lane, the tale of a family tying to keep their “big house” and estate solvent. The plot, as much as there
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Perfect three-minute literature: The rise and rise of Sara Baume

Perfect three-minute literature: The rise and rise of Sara Baume | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sara Baume (Pic: The Stinging Fly).
Choppy seas throw up a crop of bones in winter. I’m no good at anatomy.
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Mary Cecil’s Rathlin Island poems

Mary Cecil’s Rathlin Island poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Adagio for Strings   My heart that soared and climbed To other realms of fantasy That longs to find the answers To everything   To dream those endless dreams To drift in waves of oceans Of oneness complete And really know   In pools of...
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Review: "Da" at Irish Repertory Theatre | The BroadwayBlog

Review: "Da" at Irish Repertory Theatre | The BroadwayBlog | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"Da," the Tony Award-winning play, receives a splendid and heartfelt revival.
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'Brooklyn': Sundance Review

'Brooklyn': Sundance Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Toibin’s superior novel about a young woman torn between life and love in her native Ireland and her new home in New York has been turned into a beautiful and moving film in Brooklyn.
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Cuireann tú ‘dua’ ort féin leabhar Gaeilge a léamh, is bocht an meon é sin…

Cuireann tú ‘dua’ ort féin leabhar Gaeilge a léamh, is bocht an meon é sin… | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tá Joe Steve Ó Neachtain ar dhuine de na húdair a bhfuil cuid dá shaothar aistrithe sa leabhar Caillte i gConamara
Cúig ghearrscéal ag cúigear fear as Conamara. An bhfuil na huimhreacha chomh simplí leis sin?
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Fools & Mad: Twelve Angry Men Meets The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Fools & Mad: Twelve Angry Men Meets The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John O’Donoghue writes about his Swiftian satire on the demise of the Celtic Tiger, an epic poem in which a Midnight Court of poets take the guilty to task. It is his follow-up to the award-winning memoir, Sectioned: A Life Interrupted
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Book Launch: Mickey Finn’s Air – 28 January

Book Launch: Mickey Finn’s Air – 28 January | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Gallery Press   in association with   Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Public Libraries invites you to a reception to celebrate the publication of   Mickey Finn’s Air by Gerald Dawe   6.30pm Wednesday, 28 January 2015 The Studio, dlr...
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A tough brief: selecting the first Laureate for Irish Fiction

A tough brief: selecting the first Laureate for Irish Fiction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Passionate, relentlessly energetic and possessing a collegial focus: ahead of the announcement of the inaugural laureate in The Irish Times, the selection panel discuss what they are looking for
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Rose Kavanagh: Irish Woman Poet

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Rose Kavanagh (1860-91) was born in Tyrone. She was well known for her children's stories, and was friendly with many of her contemporary women writers, as well as being very close to Charles Kickh...
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Brian Friel - Translations, Saturday Drama - BBC Radio 4

Brian Friel - Translations, Saturday Drama - BBC Radio 4 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Donegal, 1833. Army map-makers plan to change the Irish place names to English ones.
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Terminus : Irish Storytelling Done Dublin Style

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From deals with the devil to back-alley abortions, Terminus showcases Dublin as a fourth character in this three-person show.
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Paul Muldoon: One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

Paul Muldoon:  One Thousand Things Worth Knowing | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The weirdness of his linguistic adventure cannot be overstated
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On the Wire leads the charge for Limerick in theatre awards - Limerick Leader

On the Wire leads the charge for Limerick in theatre awards - Limerick Leader | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
IT was a dark and atmospheric piece that took over the Sailor’s Home on Limerick’s O’Curry Street in November for City of Culture.
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Rosita Boland recalls impact of winning a Hennessy New Irish Writing award - Irish Times

Rosita Boland recalls impact of winning a Hennessy New Irish Writing award - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘I am very grateful to have won a Hennessy Award, even if I feel a bit of a fraud in that I didn’t go on to have a career as a fiction writer, which many people do’
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Poem of the Week: “January Drought”

Poem of the Week: “January Drought” | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As storm clouds roll into Winston-Salem, Conor O’Callaghan writes of a somewhat drier world—yet the haunting sentimentality of his poetic voice still manages to soak us to the bone.
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Thomas Kinsella Personal Places- Arts Lives, RTE - YouTube

Thomas and Eleanor Crippled by Passion Produced and Directed by Anne Marie O'Callaghan Edited by Maebh Keary
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