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The Winding Stair | Ideas with Paul Kennedy | CBC Radio - Yeats and the West of Ireland with Seamus Heaney as Guide

The Winding Stair | Ideas with Paul Kennedy | CBC Radio - Yeats and the West of Ireland with Seamus Heaney as Guide | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The poet W. B. Yeats turned often in his imagination to the west of Ireland. The wild place shaped him, and in many ways it was his spiritual home. Philip Coulter visits some of the places that most inspired the great poet.
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Poetry Pairing | 'The Fisherman'

Poetry Pairing | 'The Fisherman' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Two well-known Irish poets are remembered in this Poetry Pairing, which features the nearly 100-year-old poem “The Fisherman” by William Butler Yeats, and the August 2013 obituary “Seamus Heaney, Irish Poet of Soil and Strife, Dies at 74” by Margalit Fox.
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Fifty-page 'bookeens' is novel idea - Irish Independent

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Fifty-page 'bookeens' is novel idea
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Fifty-page 'bookeens' is novel idea. Comments. Email; Print; Font Size. Visionary: Julian Gough. John Boland – 02 November 2013.
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Peter Fallon: Poet, Publisher, Editor and Translator | Irish Academic Press

Peter Fallon: Poet, Publisher, Editor and Translator | Irish Academic Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Book review: Mount Merrion, By Justin Quinn

Book review: Mount Merrion, By Justin Quinn | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Like many of his contemporaries, the Irish poet and novelist, Justin Quinn is interested in exploring how economic boom and bust has affected his country's psyche.
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Dirty Penelope

Dirty Penelope | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The 'At it Again' group perform an irreverent and sprightly rendition of the juiciest parts of Molly Bloom's monologue. The final chapter in James Joyce's Ulysses, the vibrant sexuality shocked many on its release.
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Carcanet Press - Late Poems by Thomas Kinsella

Carcanet Press - Late Poems by Thomas Kinsella | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One of the outstanding literary publishers of our time, Carcanet Press has a special emphasis on poetry from around the world. This is the best place to buy poetry on the web, and offers a massive resource of poems, reviews and pictures for free.
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The Saturday Poem: The Long Evenings of their Leavetakings by Eavan Boland

The Saturday Poem: The Long Evenings of their Leavetakings by Eavan Boland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
by Eavan Boland
My mother was married by the water.
She wore a grey coat and a winter rose.
She said her vows beside a cold seam of the Irish coast.
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University Press || Bucknell University - Contemporary Irish Writers

University Press || Bucknell University - Contemporary Irish Writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The energy and enthusiasm that currently characterize Irish Studies has persuaded Bucknell University Press to commence a new series of books of shorter, affordable, accessible, though intellectually serious studies of the most significant contemporary Irish authors. Such books, in the range of 150-200 pages in length and prepared by recognized experts in Irish Studies, bring a newer, more theoretically-informed perspective to the tried-and-true format established by the earlier Bucknell Irish Writers series, providing an introduction to a single author's life and work and a general discussion of interpretive issues and strategies for understanding this work. We envision such a series as one for a sophisticated but not solely professorial audience - that is, for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and independent readers and scholars as well as the Irish Studies professoriate. 
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A modern fable: Deirdre of the Troubles

A modern fable: Deirdre of the Troubles | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eamon Carr’s verse play is an account of his time as a reporter in the North told via an old Irish fable
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John McGahern’s former barracks home to become a museum

John McGahern’s former barracks home to become a museum | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer and his family had lived in Garda station which was closed last year
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Michael J Whelan reads Dulce et decorum; pro patria mori a short story « Podcasts.ie

Michael J Whelan reads Dulce et decorum; pro patria mori a short story « Podcasts.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Michael J. Whelan is an Irish soldier,  poet and historian living in Tallaght, County Dublin. He served as a peacekeeper with the Irish Defence Forces in South Lebanon and Kosovo during the conflicts in those countries. He was 2nd Place Winner of The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2011 (short listed 2012), 3rd Place winner in the Jonathon Swift Creative Writers Awards 2012 (Short listed 2011) and listed in the Doire Press & Cork Literary Poetry Manuscript Prize. He was selected as a reader for the Eigse Eireann/Poetry Ireland Introductions Series 2012. His poems and short stories have featured in The Moth, Cyphers, Crannog, Wordlegs, the Galway Review and Three Monkey’s Online Magazinean

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Rural stories of isolation and dark humour - Irish Times

Rural stories of isolation and dark humour - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Rural stories of isolation and dark humour
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My parents are Irish and had emigrated there. My mother says it was all ...
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Billy Keane's latest novel has bite and humour - Limerick Leader

Billy Keane's latest novel has bite and humour - Limerick Leader | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Billy Keane's latest novel has bite and humour
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OVER the past few years, Billy Keane, has been making his name as a sports columnist with the Irish Independent and as an occasional broadcaster.
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The day Frank McCourt told me in a whisper – Yes, it's true. I lost Angela's ashes on a pub crawl John McEntee heard the story from wildman actor Richard Harris. Then he asked the author himself......

The day Frank McCourt told me in a whisper – Yes, it's true. I lost Angela's ashes on a pub crawl John McEntee heard the story from wildman actor Richard Harris. Then he asked the author himself...... | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
With Angela's Ashes the late Frank McCourt had the dubious distinction of initiating the modern literary phenomenon of the so-called 'misery memoir'. His hard-to-believe account of a de
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Ballingeary's Lisa Ní Dhoinnléibhe wins literary award

Ballingeary's Lisa Ní Dhoinnléibhe wins literary award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The annual Oireachtas na Gaeilge Literary Competitions are the most esteemed awards for Irish language writers. All genres of Irish language literature are featured with over 15 categories including fiction, short stories, song ...
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Eamon Morrisey’s “Maeve’s House” not too open

Eamon Morrisey’s “Maeve’s House” not too open | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eamon MorrisseyMaeve’s HouseWritten and performed by Eamon MorrisseyThe Ireland that Irish writer Maeve Brennan left behind never really left her No one knew this better than she did In later years in New York she referred to herself as a “traveler...
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Excerpt: Carcanet Press - New Selected Poems by Eavan Boland

Excerpt: Carcanet Press - New Selected Poems by Eavan Boland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One of the outstanding literary publishers of our time, Carcanet Press has a special emphasis on poetry from around the world. This is the best place to buy poetry on the web, and offers a massive resource of poems, reviews and pictures for free.
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Maeve Brennan -The Book Show - RTÉ Radio 1

Maeve Brennan -The Book Show  - RTÉ Radio 1 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Book Show, presented by Sinead Gleeson, is where we get to know a bit more about the books you love and talk about what you could be reading over the next few months.
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Smashing Times and troubled lives in theatre

Smashing Times and troubled lives in theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For the past two decades, Dublin theatre company, Smashing Times, has engaged with social issues.
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