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Rising Poems: 'The Foggy Dew' by Canon Charles O'Neill - Independent.ie

Rising Poems: 'The Foggy Dew' by Canon Charles O'Neill - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Heaney award poet publishes her first collection of works

Heaney award poet publishes her first collection of works | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Ballyclare-based poet, who has received prestigious recognition for her work, will have her first collection released in March.
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► VIDEO: Watch the Cottage Setting for Brian Friel’s 'Dancing at Lughnasa'

► VIDEO: Watch the Cottage Setting for Brian Friel’s 'Dancing at Lughnasa' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The now derelict Donegal cottage that was the setting for Brian Friel’s 'Dancing at Lughnasa' is to be restored and will form the centrepiece of a planned Brian Friel Centre, in honour of the playwright who died last year. Video: Brenda Fitzsimons
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Poll: Pick your favourite 1916 Easter Rising poem

Poll: Pick your favourite 1916 Easter Rising poem | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Some magnificent poetry has emerged from the Easter Rising, from participants, onlookers and others writing over the century since 1916.
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The "Prince of Dinmurk" Joyce/Shakespeare. Edited by Laura Pelaschiar.

The "Prince of Dinmurk" Joyce/Shakespeare. Edited by Laura Pelaschiar. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Joyce/Shakespeare. Edited by Laura Pelaschiar.
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Irish writers and 1916: 1. George Russell (AE) - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Irish writers and 1916: 1. George A Russell (AE)
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A Poets' revolt: How culture heavily influenced the Rising and its leaders - Independent.ie

A Poets' revolt: How culture heavily influenced the Rising and its leaders - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One of the enduring ideas about the 1916 Rising is that it was a 'poets' revolt'. This may be partly to do with the fact the most famous statement about the event is, itself, a poem. Ye
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The Lir Academy - Acting and Irish Theatre - a course for International students

The Lir Academy - Acting and Irish Theatre - a course for International students | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Lir offers courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in acting, directing, lighting design, stage design, stage management, technical theatre and writing for the theatre and related professions.
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Seamus Heaney’s Advice to the Young

Seamus Heaney’s Advice to the Young | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"The true and durable path into and through experience involves being true ... to your own solitude, true to your own secret knowledge."
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Opportunities for poets and writers | Poetry Ireland

Opportunities for poets and writers | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Search for poetry competitions, awards, calls for submissions, residencies, funding opportunities and open-mic nights for poets in Ireland and abroad.
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Rising Poems: 'I See His Blood Upon The Rose' by Joseph Plunkett

Rising Poems: 'I See His Blood Upon The Rose' by Joseph Plunkett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I See His Blood  Upon The Rose
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Anne Clarke to receive Special Tribute Award at Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards

Anne Clarke to receive Special Tribute Award at Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Landmark founder recognised for her outstanding contribution to the industry
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Abbey’s Theatre of Change opens with the body politic

Abbey’s Theatre of Change opens with the body politic | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The three-day conference launches the theatre’s Waking the Nation programme
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Revealed:Shortlists of the Irish Times/ Poetry Now Award and the Shine/Strong Poetry Award

The Irish Times/Poetry Now Award is presented annually to the author of the best collection of poems published in English by an Irish poet in the previous year. The winner will be chosen from this shortlist of collections published in 2015. Recent winners include Theo Dorgan, Sinéad Morrissey, Dennis O’Driscoll, Michael Longley and Seamus Heaney. The winner will be announced on 12th March 2016 (12.30pm, The Studio in dlr LexIcon).This year’s judges are Colin Graham, Lia Mills and Gerard Smyth. The winner will receive €2,000.

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Uimhir a Cúig Featured Poet, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Shortlisted For Irish Times Poetry Now Prize

Uimhir a Cúig Featured Poet, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Shortlisted For Irish Times Poetry Now Prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  Thrilled for Doireann Ní Ghríofa who featured in Uimhir a Cúig back in its early days. A bilingual poet, her first English language collection of poetry, Clasp (Dedalus Press), has been shor…
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Poetry Now shortlist announced - Four women and one man will vie for this year’s €2,000 best Irish collection priz

Poetry Now shortlist announced - Four women and one man will vie for this year’s €2,000 best Irish collection priz | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Four women and one man will vie for this year’s €2,000 best Irish collection prize
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Wonderful beauty of Ireland’s rebel poems

Wonderful beauty of Ireland’s rebel poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The poetry of 1916 engages in fundamental ways with the ideals of independence and with the feelings and experiences that helped to shape the modern nation. Perceived as a ‘poets’ revol
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The 2015 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced

The 2015 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The 2015 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced  Ron Breznay and Rena Mason, Co-Chairs, Bram Stoker Awards® Committee   The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Preliminary Ballot for the 2015 Bram Stoker Awards. The HWA (see www.horror.org) is the premiere writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre. We have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987 (see www.horror.org/awards/stokers.htm). The HWA Board and the Bram Stoker Awards Committee congratulate all those appearing [...]
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We are all barbarians now... by William Wall

In July 2015, at the height of the Greece/EU crisis, the philosopher of liberal capitalism, and theorist of European unity, Jürgen Habermas gave an interview to the Guardian. It was, in effect, a threnody for the idea of Europe, a lament for what his native Germany had done or undone. He identified the European non-elected institutions – 

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