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Colm Tóibín on filming his novel Brooklyn: 'Everyone in my home town wanted to be an extra'

Colm Tóibín on filming his novel Brooklyn: 'Everyone in my home town wanted to be an extra' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Crowley’s new film gives Enniscorthy more glamour, but also perfectly captures the place that Tóibín grew up in
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Maud Gonne was much more than WB Yeats’s muse

Maud Gonne was much more than WB Yeats’s muse | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Aisling Law, a great-granddaughter of the rebel, feminist and social activist, is opening her doors to the public for the Muse of Yeats weekend festival
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Amethyst McMahon's curator insight, October 9, 2015 4:23 PM

A long cherished heroine!

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Dromineer Literary Festival makes connections around the world

Dromineer Literary Festival makes connections around the world | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dromineer Literary Festival has received a ringing endorsement from one of of Ireland’s foremost poets, Thomas McCarthy.
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Irish language is far from dead, linguist claims

Irish language is far from dead, linguist claims | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dr Séamus Ó Direáin mapped dialects in the Aran Islands over 25 years for new study
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Hibernian Writers: Brian Kirk

Hibernian Writers: Brian Kirk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
What is your earliest memory of poetry at home or in school? At school, I enjoyed Kavanagh and Yeats, but I also found myself drawn to George Herbert, John Donne and Hopkins. My parents would have ...
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Cork Literary Review Poetry Manuscript Competitio

Cork Literary Review Poetry Manuscript Competitio | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Cork Literary Review Poetry Manuscript Competition
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DTF Review | Shibboleth: Examining the walls that run through Northern Irish heads

DTF Review | Shibboleth: Examining the walls that run through Northern Irish heads | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Belfast’s Peace Walls, like shibboleths, are designed to keep people separated. But Stacey Gregg’s restless new play constructs them as an inhibiting prison

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Donal Ryan reads from 'A Slanting of the Sun' at Kennys Bookshop - YouTube

Acclaimed Irish writer Donal Ryan reads from his third book, 'A Slanting of The Sun', a collection of Short Stories, at Kennys Bookshop and Art Gallery, Galw...
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Nuala O'Connor reads from 'Miss Emily' at Kennys Bookshop and Art Gallery - YouTube

Nuala O'Connor (Nuala Ní Chonchúir) reads from 'Miss Emily' - her new novel about Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid - at Kennys Bookshop and Art Gallery. Bu...
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Remembering Brian Friel (1929-2015): A Poet of the Particular - WSJ

Remembering Brian Friel (1929-2015): A Poet of the Particular - WSJ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brian Friel, the Irish playwright whose works include ‘Philadelphia, Here I Come!’ and ‘Dancing at Lughnasa,’ died on Friday.
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Five of the best Irish poems to celebrate National Poetry Day

Five of the best Irish poems to celebrate National Poetry Day | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
To celebrate National Poetry day, our Entertainment Editor has picked five Irish poems that are always worth reading
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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Dancing at Lughnasa – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: Dancing at Lughnasa – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer:  Brian Friel Director: Annabelle Comyn Reviewer: David Keane First preformed at the Abbey Theatre in 1990, Brain Friel’s Dancing At Lughnasa makes a timely return to Dublin to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
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Muse of Yeats festival; Seamus Heaney exhibition; Anakana Schofield shortlisted - Irish Times

Muse of Yeats festival; Seamus Heaney exhibition; Anakana Schofield shortlisted - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Tóibín at Trinity; literary elite in Ballsbridge; Irish Culture abroad for 2016
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Guardian Review: Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor – the secret life of Emily Dickinson

Guardian Review: Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor – the secret life of Emily Dickinson | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A fictional account of the lives of the poet Emily Dickinson and a family maid explores friendship and freedom
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Poem of the Week: Happy Birthday, Ciaran Carson!

Poem of the Week: Happy Birthday, Ciaran Carson! | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Today is Ciaran Carson’s birthday, and in celebration of this accomplished poet and traditional musician from Belfast, we are sharing one of his earlier poems, “The Albatross,” from his book First ...
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Fiction | Dinosaurs on Other Planets by Danielle McLaughlin

Fiction | Dinosaurs on Other Planets by Danielle McLaughlin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Stinging Fly Press, €12.99 Like the best fiction, Danielle McLaughlin’s debut short story collection feels bigger than the sum of its parts. The prose is taut, narratives whittled, characterisation disturbing …
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Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume review – a deft and moving debut

Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume review – a deft and moving debut | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One man and his dog embark on a road trip in this haunted tale of isolation and belonging, longlisted for the Guardian first book award
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Dublin Theatre Festival suggests that the life of the Irish literary play is fading

Dublin Theatre Festival suggests that the life of the Irish literary play is fading | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dublin Theatre Festival takes the pulse of Irish theatre, this year’s suggests that the life of the Irish literary play is fading
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Lisa McInerney Reads in Kennys - YouTube

We were thrilled to have Lisa McInerney read from her highly acclaimed new novel 'The Glorious Heresies' in Kennys Bookshop in Galway last week. According to...
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Claire Louise Bennett Reads in Kennys Bookshop - YouTube

Author Claire-Louise Bennett reads from 'Pond', her first collection of short stories (published by The Stinging Fly Press), in Kennys Bookshop Galway Ireland
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Winner of the Funeral Services Northern Ireland National Poetry Competition announced - Latest News - Lagan Press

Winner of the Funeral Services Northern Ireland National Poetry Competition announced - Latest News - Lagan Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Stephanie Conn has won the 2015 Funeral Services Northern Ireland National Poetry Competition with her poem 'June'. The shortlist of ten poems was announced as a final recital held in the Long Gallery at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, on National Poetry Day, 8 October.
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A Slanting of the Sun: Stories, by Donal Ryan - book review: Formless ... - The Independent

A Slanting of the Sun: Stories, by Donal Ryan - book review: Formless ... - The Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The irish writer Donal Ryan is among the great contemporary chroniclers of grief, loss and bewilderment.
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Greenbean Novel Fair 2016 – Irish Writers Centre - Dublin, Ireland

Greenbean Novel Fair 2016 – Irish Writers Centre - Dublin, Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Greenbean Novel Fair is an Irish Writers Centre initiative which aims to introduce up-and-coming to top publishers and literary agents. Deadline: 16 Oct.
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Q&A with Paul Muldoon | Times Higher Education

Q&A with Paul Muldoon | Times Higher Education | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We speak to the Irish poet who is to take up the post of distinguished professor in English and creative writing at Lancaster University
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