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Dispatches from the theatrical front: a look behind the Abbey’s boardroom scenes, from 1904 to 1939

Dispatches from the theatrical front: a look behind the Abbey’s boardroom scenes, from 1904 to 1939 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The newly digitised minute books of the Abbey Theatre’s board meetings during its early decades reveal a host of remarkable struggles, from attempted censorship by Dublin Corporation to artistic disputes at the top of the theatre
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Emerging Writer: Interview with Poet and O'Bheal director, Paul Casey

Emerging Writer: Interview with Poet and O'Bheal director, Paul Casey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

An interview with poet, facilitator and director of O’Bhéal literary nights Paul Casey.Hi Paul and welcome to emergingwriter. Where did the impetus to start Ó Bhéal come from?

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Short Story: Decision-making at Christmas by Maeve Binchy

Short Story: Decision-making at Christmas by Maeve Binchy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

In this festive short story by Ireland’s most treasured writer, Maeve Binchy, her protagonist Kate must choose whom to spend Christmas day with

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Rogha Gabriel: Smaoineamh an Lae: Kropotkin

Rogha Gabriel: Smaoineamh an Lae: Kropotkin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Tá dlíthe ina milliúin ann chun an cine daonna a rialú agus má scrúdaítear iad is cosúil go bhféadfaí iad a rangú i dtrí phríomhchatagóir:maoin a...

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Patrick Kavanagh's poem 'A Christmas Childhood' in Ireland

Patrick Kavanagh's poem 'A Christmas Childhood' in Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The most quoted of Christmas poems from Ireland - and it's no wonder why.
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‘Given the choice of compromise or fight, WB Yeats rolled up his sleeves every time’

‘Given the choice of compromise or  fight, WB Yeats rolled up his sleeves every time’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Yeats could apply that same laser-like intelligence to public affairs that he applied to his poetry or drama, and he laid down arguments that are vital to our current National Cultural Policy
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Poetry | The Boys of Bluehill by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Poetry | The Boys of Bluehill by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s The Boys of Bluehill is a masterly, muscular work that views personal history through the matched lenses of scholarship and imagistic description. Everything described here is dead, …
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Writing Rights: 5 x 5 Rooms by Anakana Schofield

Writing Rights: 5 x 5 Rooms by Anakana Schofield | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As part of a series by Irish writers to mark Human Rights Day, the author of Malarky explores in 5 Micro-Fictions on Article 5 the degrading treatment of migrant workers
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Improve on Kevin McAleer’s WB Yeats meme: win two silk kimonos and gazelle*

Improve on Kevin McAleer’s WB Yeats meme: win two silk kimonos and gazelle* | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Kevin McAleer and Fintan O’Toole cast a cold eye on Lissadell and try to improve on WB’s original lines. Have a go yourself below and maybe win a prize #ImproveOnYeats
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Danielle McLaughlin: ‘I think we need different books at different times’

Danielle McLaughlin: ‘I think we need different books at different times’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Our Book Club author on Eimear McBride, Maud Gonne McBride, Elena Ferrante, Wide Sargasso Sea and why dead people, naturally, are her dream dinner party guests
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The wise man, a short story by Donal Ryan

The wise man, a short story by Donal Ryan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A holiday read - 12 Days of Stories, Day 2: A seasonal love story
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Poem of the Week |33| I am not a kind woman - HeadStuff

Poem of the Week |33| I am not a kind woman - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

In this wonderful feminist piece, Fiona Bolger is our poet of the week. This lively verse explains why she is not a kind woman.

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Rogha Gabriel: Graifítí an lae

Rogha Gabriel: Graifítí an lae | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Ron RosenstockBhí tráth ann agus bhí coillte ann is níor le héinne iad.Cormac McCarthy

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Emerging Writer: Poetry Books to Recommend

Emerging Writer: Poetry Books to Recommend | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Please buy poetry books, either in your independent bookshop or direct from the publisheFirst, obviously mine. The Space Between. Buy at Doire Press here.

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Best Books 2015: Some of Ireland's Best Writers Pick Their Favourite Books of the Year - HeadStuff

Best Books 2015: Some of Ireland's Best Writers Pick Their Favourite Books of the Year - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Some of Ireland's best writers pick what they think are the best books 2015, including Paul Murray, Belinda McKeon, Arthur Mathews, Kate Beaufoy, Tara Flynn

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The Coast of Wales, a short story by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

The Coast of Wales, a short story by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A holiday read – 12 Days of Stories, Day 1: A beautiful and moving meditation on grief
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Not the T S Eliots 2015: our best poetry books including The Flower and the Frozen Sea by Michelle O’Sullivan (Gallery Press

Not the T S Eliots 2015: our best poetry books including The Flower and the Frozen Sea by Michelle O’Sullivan (Gallery Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
So here it is, our reasonably eagerly-awaited end of year list, a miscellaneous medley of the most thumbed, borrowed and coffee-stained poetry books and pamphlets lying around the Poetry School offices. In many ways, it’s been a remarkable year: Radio 4 dedicating a whole day to Andrew Marr’s epic radio documentary on British poetry, as...
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Dani Gill: a day in the life of Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Dani Gill: a day in the life of Cúirt International Festival of Literature | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the third of a series on how publishing works, Sarah Bannan talks to Cúirt’s director about programming, making connections, being open to ideas and being relentless
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