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Pádraig Ó Snodaigh reads his poem "Drochblas an Athar Troy"

Poet Pádraig Ó Snodaigh reads in Irish his poem "Drochblas an Athar Troy", in the UCD Library Special Collections Reading Room. Part of the Irish Poetry ...
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Pádraig Ó Laighin reads his poem "Ní Thuigim Cén Fáth"

Poet Pádraig Ó Laighin reads in Irish his poem "Ní Thuigim Cén Fáth", in the UCD Library Special Collections Reading Room. Part of the Irish Poetry Reading ...
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Go Set a Watchman: little to celebrate about first chapter by Eileen Battersby

Go Set a Watchman: little to celebrate about first chapter by Eileen Battersby | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘The publishers are offering a rejected version of a loved novel as a sequel’
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New Edna O’Brien story anthology spans 5 decades

New Edna O’Brien story anthology spans 5 decades


Put on a pot of tea and curl up with “The Love Object,” the new collection of Edna O’Brien stories. If you’re lucky, it’ll be cold, damp and misty outside.

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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘The Weir’ by Conor McPherson at the Irish Repertory Theatre

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘The Weir’ by Conor McPherson at the Irish Repertory Theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish Repertory Theatre had an Off-Broadway hit with Conor McPerson's The Weir in 2013, and ...
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Watch the trailer for John Crowley’s drama – which drew rave reviews at this year’s Sundance film festival – based on the Colm Tóibín nove

Watch the trailer for John Crowley’s drama – which drew rave reviews at this year’s Sundance film festival – based on the Colm Tóibín nove | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Watch the trailer for John Crowley’s drama – which drew rave reviews at this year’s Sundance film festival – based on the Colm Tóibín novel
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Elizabeth Shane: Irish Woman Poet

Elizabeth Shane was the pseudonym of Gertrude Elizabeth Heron Hind (1877 - 1951). Born in Belfast, she was a musician, dramatist and poet. Her three collections were Tales of the Donegal Coast and ...
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Silent – Soho Theatre, London

Silent – Soho Theatre, London | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  Writer: Pat Kinevane Director: Jim Culleton Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   A tragi-comedy about homelessness, depression and suicide may not sound like a great night out, but Fishamble’s production of Silent playing at the Soho Theatre is an...
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Waiting for Beckett in Enniskillen festival - The Irish News - the Irish News

Waiting for Beckett in Enniskillen festival - The Irish News - the Irish News | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A PLAY performed in complete darkness, a stage version of Hancock's Half Hour and the first Irish performance by legendary German theatre company The Berliner Ensemble are amongst the highlights of the 2015 Happy Days Enniskillen International...
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Peter Donnelly reads his poem "An Event Horizon"

Peter Donnelly reads his poem "An Event Horizon", part of The Irish Poetry Reading Archive.
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LRB · John Banville · Moral Lepers: Easter 1916

LRB · John Banville · Moral Lepers: Easter 1916 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish Rising of 1916 would almost certainly have failed, like the many previous rebellions in Irish history, had not the British authorities, already knee-deep in the quagmire of the Great War, made the grave miscalculation of executing 16 of the rebel leaders, thus granting them the . . .
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Doing it with Passion! Writers in Ireland Series - John MacKenna

Doing it with Passion! Writers in Ireland Series - John MacKenna | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John MacKenna is the author of 16 books, short-story collections, memoir, biography and poetry. An accomplished playwright, Breathless, Redemption Song, Lucinda Sly, his novels include, The Space B...
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The Millions : Outlawed Nobleman: Oscar Wilde’s Trial by Fiction

The Millions : Outlawed Nobleman: Oscar Wilde’s Trial by Fiction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Pádraig Ó Laighin reads his poem "Cárta Ó La Tuque"

Poet Pádraig Ó Laighin reads in Irish his poem "Cárta Ó La Tuque", in the UCD Library Special Collections Reading Room. Part of the Irish Poetry Reading ...
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Seamus Heaney Reads From His Work

Celebrities and politicians turned out to mourn the death of ... Griffin Lifetime Recognition award winner Seamus Heaney delights the Griffin Poetry Prize 2012 ...
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Heaney Manuscript Collection (MS 20)

Heaney Manuscript Collection (MS 20) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
First published in 1999, Seamus Heaney’s translation of the Old English epic poem Beowulf achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success.  Beowulf: A New Translation won Heaney his second Whitbread Book of the Year Award in 2000[1] and the volume…
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Patrick Cotter & Matthew Sweeney: International Poets in Conversation / Poetry Lectures : The Poetry Foundation

Patrick Cotter & Matthew Sweeney: International Poets in Conversation / Poetry Lectures : The Poetry Foundation | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish poets Patrick Cotter and Matthew Sweeney discuss the history and current state of Irish poetry.
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Leland Bardwell: The forgotten woman of Irish literature

Leland Bardwell: The forgotten woman of Irish literature | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When I was doing online research for the compilation of my list of 100 Irish Novels by 100 Irish Writers for Reading Ireland Month, I was struck by the conspicuous absence of Leland Bardwell. An Ir...
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Fiction Book Review: Miss Emily by Nuala O'Connor. Penguin, $16 trade paper (256p) ISBN 978-0-14-312675-1

Fiction Book Review: Miss Emily by Nuala O'Connor. Penguin, $16 trade paper (256p) ISBN 978-0-14-312675-1 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This novel has the possibility of being a book club juggernaut.
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An American take on Friel's Irish Russia - The Irish Times - Irish Times

An American take on Friel's Irish Russia - The Irish Times - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Itinerant director’ Ethan McSweeny is bringing his outsider’s eye to Brian Friel’s translation of A Month in the Country at the Gate
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Doing it with Passion! Writers in Ireland Series: Martin Malone

Doing it with Passion! Writers in Ireland Series: Martin Malone | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Martin Malone is the author of 6 novels, a memoir, 2 short story collections and several radio plays. He has also written for TV and stage.
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Top TEN books for the summer

Top TEN books for the summer | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
No one wants to end up with a clunker of a novel - or indeed limp short stories - on their hols, so with worthwhile reading experiences in mind, Paddy Kehoe selects TEN of the best books on offer this summer.
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A Story by Billy O'Callaghan | Kenyon Review Online

A Story by Billy O'Callaghan | Kenyon Review Online | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"On a Wild, Red Dawn," a new story by Billy O'Callaghan on KROnline.
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