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The Good Son by Paul McVeigh

The Good Son by Paul McVeigh | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Belfast author Paul McVeigh’s debut novel may be set during the Troubles but is a charming coming-of-age story with a refreshingly complex young narrator at its heart
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TSP: Colin Barrett on Writing Irish Fiction That's NOT About "Crushingly Catholic Repressed Lonely Farmers Weeping in Fields"

TSP: Colin Barrett on Writing Irish Fiction That's NOT About "Crushingly Catholic Repressed Lonely Farmers Weeping in Fields" | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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LATEST INTERVIEWS- Danielle McLaughlin

LATEST INTERVIEWS- Danielle McLaughlin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New interview with acclaimed new Irish Short Story writer Danielle McLaughlin, @DanniLmc to inspire you to enter http://t.co/4VsCtnthcw
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So are we really in the middle of an Irish literary renaissance?

So are we really in the middle of an Irish literary renaissance? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jason Arthur, the Publishing Director of a group of Penguin Random House imprints, has described the current Irish literary scene as “experiencing a renaissance”.
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The Passengers – The New Theatre, Dublin

The Passengers – The New Theatre, Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writers: Anna Wolf and Rory O’Sullivan Reviewer: Laura Marriott The first night of Polish Theatre Irelands new play, The Passengers, got off to a good start at Dublin’s The New Theatre.
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Outburst Magazine #15

Outburst Magazine #15 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
OUTBURST       FIFTEEN The age of the triumph of the  lowest common denominator is upon us, it seems  from the   RTE short list of Ireland’s best poetry of the past  hundred years, and the so predictable winning choice, Seamus Heaney’s potato peeling sonnet from the ‘Clearances’ series in The Haw Lantern . The majority  of the ten named  poems  indulge the national predisposition to wallow in the sentimental and the anti-intellectual,  Derek Mahon’s ‘A Disused Shed in County Wexford’  being the notable exception, though this, we…
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Belfast Girls Opens May 16 at Artemisia Theatre

Belfast Girls Opens May 16 at Artemisia Theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish American News - The Voice of Chicagoland's Irish American Community
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'The arts are an easy target': Northern Ireland's budget blues - Irish Times

'The arts are an easy target': Northern Ireland's budget blues - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
All funding has been cut to six organisations, including leading independent publishers and theatre companies. Job losses are a certainty and the long-term impact on the sector could be disastrous
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Irish Playwrights Going Transatlantic

Irish Playwrights Going Transatlantic | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Just as we heard that Seamus Scanlon’s award winning The McGowan Trilogy, produced at the Cell Theater as part of Origin Theatre’s 1st Irish Festival in New York in September 2014, is going to Galway in June 2015, Jaki McCarrick was in touch to say...
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Irish Playwright Enda Walsh on bringing Roald Dahl’s most savage story 'The Twits' to the stage

Irish Playwright Enda Walsh on bringing Roald Dahl’s most savage story 'The Twits' to the stage | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Enda Walsh: 'There’s real cruelty in The Twits. We’ve injected a heart into it’
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Harvard University transforms Seamus Heaney’s second home into a living memorial - The Boston Globe

Harvard University transforms Seamus Heaney’s second home into a living memorial - The Boston Globe | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When Seamus Heaney died in August 2013, the world lost one of its greatest poets. But in Cambridge, many lost a friend.
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Poem of the Week: “High Island” by Richard Murphy

Poem of the Week: “High Island” by Richard Murphy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Safe travels to all as you embark on your Spring Break adventures. Or, if you’re staying home, dream of islands. High Island A shoulder of rock Sticks high up out of the sea, A fisherman’s mark For lobster and blue-shark.
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'High walls' scaled to win short-story award - Irish Medical Times

'High walls' scaled to win short-story award - Irish Medical Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We reproduce Nenagh GP Dr Pat Harrold’s short story ‘High Walls’, which won this year’s Irish Medical Writers’ Aindreas McEntee Prize for fiction
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CLARE HERALD BOOK REVIEW – Clíona's Wave - The Clare Herald

CLARE HERALD BOOK REVIEW – Clíona's Wave - The Clare Herald | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
cliona's_waveEach month, Sally Vince reviews a book about Clare or a book by a Clare-based author. This month, Sally reviews “Clíona’s Wave” by Donal Minihane.
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Dylan Brennan interviewed by Dave Lordan

Dylan Brennan interviewed by Dave Lordan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Many of the poems concern themselves with natural and or social disasters. Are you drawn towards the catastrophic, the apocalyptic? Why?  I suppose I am! In the post-9/11 world we seem to have reac...
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Endgame review – Hugo Weaving and Tom Budge energise Beckett classic

Endgame review – Hugo Weaving and Tom Budge energise Beckett classic | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Rosyln Packer Theatre, Sydney
Sydney Theatre Company’s latest production places the raw humanness of Samuel Beckett’s tortured characters front and centre
Clov: “I use the words you taught me. If they don’t mean anything anymore, teach me others.
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Counter Culture – The Dolmen Theatre, Dublin

Counter Culture – The Dolmen Theatre, Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: Katie O’ Kelly Director: Donal O’ Kelly Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Counter Culture, written and performed by Katie O’ Kelly, tells the story of the workers of ‘Macken’s Department Store’ in Dublin’s city centre.
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Headlines, NUI Galway Academic is First Irish Researcher to Receive a European Research Council Grant in Any Field of Literature: About Us, NUI Galway

Headlines, NUI Galway Academic is First Irish Researcher to Receive a European Research Council Grant in Any Field of Literature: About Us, NUI Galway | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Late actor Mick Lally remembered on Druid Theatre's 40th anniversary: 'He was ... - Irish Independent

Late actor Mick Lally remembered on Druid Theatre's 40th anniversary: 'He was ... - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Two founders of Ireland’s eminent Druid Theatre have paid tribute to the late actor Mick Lally on the theatre’s fortieth anniversary.
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Roddy Doyle Reads from The Barrytown Trilogy

Roddy Doyle Reads from The Barrytown Trilogy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The RTÉ Radio Player lets you listen live and catch up on all of the broadcasts and podcasts from the RTÉ family of radio services. Programmes and podcasts are listed on the RTÉ Radio Player for 28 days after broadcast
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Irish theatre company take on a trio of Chekhov and Wilde

Irish theatre company take on a trio of Chekhov and Wilde | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Chekhov’s classic Three Sisters, starring Irish actress Roisin Keogh in the leading role of Irina, begins in London on April 6
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Jessica Traynor interviewed by Dave Lordan

Jessica Traynor interviewed by Dave Lordan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jessica Traynor is the author of Liffey Swim.
Together with Dave Lordan she will teach the Poetry – Reading it, Writing it, Editing it,  course beginning in the Big Smoke Writing Factory Next Saturday
DL. What does it mean to you to be a poet?
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Endgame review – innovation choked by Samuel Beckett's strict staging edicts

Endgame review – innovation choked by Samuel Beckett's strict staging edicts | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Southbank Theatre, Melbourne Beckett’s play was once spectacularly fresh, but Endgame’s staging brief now seems conservative and leaves modern audiences feeling estranged “Any production of Endgame which ignores my stage directions is completely...
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