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Her eyes were beautiful – I was only telling the truth

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Dermot Healy once remarked that the people with the most beautiful eyes in the world often live by the ocean, which is certainly true for Belmullet
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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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David Gardiner Interviews Eamonn Wall

David Gardiner Interviews Eamonn Wall | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eamonn Wall was born in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, in 1955, and raised there. He attended college in Ireland and the US and received a Ph.D. in English from the City University of New York-Graduate ...
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SECRET YEATS AND THE IGNORED ARCANA

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    (click to enlarge) SECRET YEATS AND THE IGNORED ARCANA In the extravagantly magical/mystical life of Yeats, astrology was major and arguably this strangely secret public figure is insufficientl...
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Ashley O' Neill reads her poem "there Will be no Time for War"which won first prize in the Hartnett Viva Voce at Eigse

This was the poem I read for the Michael Hartnett Festival which won the Best Original poem prize 2014. There will be no time for war because love has return...
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Advertiser.ie - Make every effort to open Thoor Ballylee for Yeats’ 150th anniversary

Advertiser.ie - Make every effort to open Thoor Ballylee for Yeats’ 150th anniversary | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The efforts by a group of local people to have the famous Yeats' Tower (Thoor Ballylee), near Gort, south Galway, reopened is to be welcomed and supported.
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Juno and the Paycock: A play ahead of its time - The Globe and Mail

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Juno and the Paycock: A play ahead of its time
The Globe and Mail
Juno and the Paycock, the second play in Irish playwright Sean O'Casey's great Dublin Trilogy, is a stylistically slippery son of a gun.
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Creative writing: what's the point of an MA? - Irish Times

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Creative writing: what's the point of an MA?
Irish Times
So I came up with a plan to try some online courses and then decide whether to pull out of the MA.
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Book Buzz: 'Ulysses' to become virtual reality game - USA TODAY

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Book Buzz: 'Ulysses' to become virtual reality game
USA TODAY
James Joyce's Ulysses is one of the greatest books in literature, and it is also one of the hardest to read.
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An Irish Airman Foresees his Death by WB Yeats - read by Christine Bleakley - Mirror.co.uk

An Irish Airman Foresees his Death by WB Yeats - read by Christine Bleakley - Mirror.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An Irish Airman Foresees his Death by WB Yeats - read by Christine Bleakley
Mirror.co.uk
Written in 1918 by the Irish poet William Butler Yeats and first published in the Macmillan edition of The Wild Swans at Coole in 1919.
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Poetry Ireland: Trumpet- A Literary Pamphlet

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Conversations with History: Irish Poetry Maire MacEntee

One of the significant Irish poets and scholars of our time, Maire MacEntee, discusses the influences that led to her becoming a poet. Series: "Conversations with History" [12/2001] [Humanities]...
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This Means War: The Only Daughter by Dermot Bolger

This Means War: The Only Daughter by Dermot Bolger | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This is the second in our series of eight short stories on the theme of conflict. The context is the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War, but the theme is open to the author’s interpretation. The last story in the series will be chosen through a short story competition among readers
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Poet centre of O'Reilly's impeccable presentation - Eamonn Wall

Poet centre of O'Reilly's impeccable presentation - Eamonn Wall | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
THIS section of the paper is generally a poetry-free zone – but that does not preclude an encounter with a poet.
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Celebrating Seamus Heaney on his ‘Home Ground’

Celebrating Seamus Heaney on his ‘Home Ground’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Those who recall the visits by the late Seamus Heaney to StAnza will remember how passionate he was about the connections between poetry and place, and our current project to Map Scotland with Poem...
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Edna O'Brien - recipient of the Charleston-Chichester Award for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction

Announcing the recipient of the Charleston-Chichester Award for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction ‘Edna O’Brien writes the most beautiful, aching stories of any writer, anywhere’ – Alice Munro. We are delighted to reveal that Edna O’Brien is this year’s recipient of the only award to recognise long-standing creativity and achievement in the short story genre. Since her debut novel, The Country Girls, she has written over twenty works of fiction, including collections of short stories. She has also won the American National Arts Gold Medal and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her current collection , The Love Object, brings together stories that have inspired generations. Edna O’Brien will read from one of her stories and be in conversation with Di Speirs, BBC Radio’s Editor of Books and member of the Advisory Panel for the Award. *All Day Ticket on 28th – £44/£36 (students) Supported by University of Chichester

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Collection of Abbey Posters Designed by Zero-G

Collection of Abbey Posters Designed by Zero-G | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Zero-G is a Dublin based brand, design and communications studio. This is a collection of posters...
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'An interesting and attention-grabbing volume' - Dubliners 100, ed. Thomas Morris

'An interesting and attention-grabbing volume' - Dubliners 100, ed. Thomas Morris | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
'Even aside from the way it’ll make you rethink and revisit Dubliners, Dubliners 100 is a fantastic Who’s Who of contemporary Irish story writers. If you don’t emerge from this with at least one ne...
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Gradam Walter Macken do scríbhneoireacht nua i nGaeilge - An Taibhdhearc

Gradam Walter Macken do scríbhneoireacht nua i nGaeilge - An Taibhdhearc | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  Fógraíonn An Taibhdhearc GRADAM WALTER MACKEN do scríbhneoireacht nua i nGaeilge i gcomhair le RTÉ AON SCÉAL Tá Amharclann Náisiúnta na Gaeilge, An Taibhdhearc, ag insint scéalta ar stáitse ar feadh 85 bliain anuas. Anois táimid ag cuardach scéalta nua, nó seanscéalta inste as an nua le forbairt don stáitse. Ní mór do scríbhneoirí …
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'Molly Sweeney' triumphs at Live Theatre - Arizona Daily Star

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'Molly Sweeney' triumphs at Live Theatre
Arizona Daily Star
The play opened at Live Theatre Workshop on Saturday. It's rich, it's layered, and it won't let you be.
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Happy Days: artists gather in Enniskillen for third festival - Impartial Reporter

Happy Days: artists gather in Enniskillen for third festival - Impartial Reporter | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Happy Days: artists gather in Enniskillen for third festival Impartial Reporter The production's distinguished multi-lingual and multi-ethnic cast will be led by Avi Hoffman at Pozzo, a star of both English and Yiddish productions across the US and...
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Creativity on the timetable at Belfast schools | Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Creativity on the timetable at Belfast schools | Arts Council of Northern Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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The Cumann Merriman Summer School 2014

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An introduction to the Summer School organised by Cumann Merriman in 2014.
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A Cup of Something Hot: A Writers Write Interview with Oona Frawley

A Cup of Something Hot: A Writers Write Interview with Oona Frawley | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Another beautiful Saturday here on the farm, another beautiful interview with a beautiful writer. Today, the Irish noveslist Oona Frawley. 1. Tell me about y
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Valise of Memories - Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Valise of Memories - Doireann Ní Ghríofa | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In memory of Margaret Maher, housemaid and confidante of Emily Dickinson
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Kill your darlings: the importance of editing

Kill your darlings: the importance of editing | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
No editor has time to look at a novel twice. Leading publishers offer advice to help writers make the most of their one shot
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'Overnight, my family and I became famous': The Loneliest Boy in the World - Irish Times (blog)

'Overnight, my family and I became famous': The Loneliest Boy in the World - Irish Times (blog) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
'Overnight, my family and I became famous': The Loneliest Boy in the World Irish Times (blog) This memoir, a considerable expansion of an earlier account published in Irish last year, is (unless Ó Catháin writes another) the last in a lengthy line...
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