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MICHAEL J. WHELAN WINNER IN 'ARTS & CULTURE' CATEGORY OF TALLAGHT PERSON OF THE YEAR 2015

MICHAEL J. WHELAN WINNER IN 'ARTS & CULTURE' CATEGORY OF TALLAGHT PERSON OF THE YEAR 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  So this really great thing happened last night Friday 20th November - I won the 'Arts & Culture' category of the '32nd Tallaght Person of the Year Awards - 2015' (the longest running non...
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Off Duty | Bloodaxe Books by Katie Donovan

Off Duty | Bloodaxe Books by Katie Donovan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Northman review: John Hewitt, the ‘daddy of us all’

Northman review: John Hewitt, the ‘daddy of us all’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A mixed ‘literary biography’ of the Belfast ‘poet, man of letters, northman, man of integrity, of indomitable spirit and independent outlook’
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Interview with Dublin Book Festival

Interview with Dublin Book Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I thought you might be interested to read the interview I did with the lovely people at the Dublin Book Festival before I took part in RTE Arena live radio programme talking about my poetry book, The Space Between, available to buy direct from the...
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A Candle for Dolly Duggan, read by Bernard O'Donoghue

Poet Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem "A Candle for Dolly Duggan" in the UCD Library Special Collections Reading Room. Part of the Irish Poetry Reading ...
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Leafing through The Book of Joe

Leafing through The Book of Joe | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
No. 69 O’Connell Street, Sunday 22 at 8pm
BOTTOM Dog Theatre Company returns to the stage for one of its ‘read only’ productions this Sunday November 22 with a new play by Myles Breen.
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Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem "Munster Final"

Irish poet Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem "Munster Final" in the UCD Library Special Collections Reading Room. Part of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive.
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Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem "The Iron Age Boat at Caumatruish"

Poet Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem "The Iron Age Boat at Caumatruish" in the UCD Library Special Collections Reading Room. Part of the Irish Poetry ...
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Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem "The Nuthatch"

Poet Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem "The Nuthatch" in the UCD Library Special Collections Reading Room. Part of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive.
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Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem "Westering Home"

Poet Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem "Westering Home" in the UCD Library Special Collections Reading Room. Part of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive.
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1916: The Mornings After review: Tim Pat Coogan’s arrogant travesty of Irish history

1916: The Mornings After review: Tim Pat Coogan’s  arrogant travesty of Irish history | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ireland’s ‘best known historical writer’ utterly fails in this badly researched ‘personal perspective’ of the Irish century, says Diarmaid Ferriter
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Review by Peter Murphy - Little Sister Death, by William Gay: a classy, creepy slice of Southern Gothic

Review by Peter Murphy - Little Sister Death, by William Gay: a classy, creepy slice of Southern Gothic | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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How free-thinking females influenced Oscar Wilde's life-Wilde's Women by Eleanor Fitzsimons, book review

How free-thinking females influenced Oscar Wilde's life-Wilde's Women by Eleanor Fitzsimons, book review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In December 1864, a sensational trial opened in Dublin. Lady Wilde, wife of the physician Sir William Wilde and mother of 10-year-old Oscar, was accused of committing a libel against Mary Travers, 29, a patient of Sir William's who had been circulating stories about how the doctor had raped her. Jane Wilde had written to Mary's father in an attempt to dampen the scandal, insinuating in her letter that his daughter was a prostitute and extortionist. This letter was the subject of the libel action
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‘A lot of Eggshells is from conversations I overheard. People just have no filter’

‘A lot of  Eggshells is from conversations I overheard. People  just have no filter’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘You do write the book you want to read, and I love reading books that aren’t perfectly plotted and aren’t all wrapped up tidily at the end’
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1887 – Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish patriot and poet, is born in Dublin.

1887 – Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish patriot and poet, is born in Dublin. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Joseph Plunkett, one of the leaders of the 1916 rising and a signatory of the Proclamation is born into a privileged background. His father was a Papal Count. A gifted writer, he met Thomas MacDona...
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Interview with Poet Jessica Traynor

Interview with Poet Jessica Traynor | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Hi Jessica and welcome to emergingwriter. Thanks for letting me interview you. How did you first get into poetry?
Poetry was always something that was around, and part of family life. My grandmother was a big influence – she loved literature.
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“Translations” brings linguistic elegance to stage - Scarlet and Black

“Translations” brings linguistic elegance to stage - Scarlet and Black | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Matthew Huck huckmatt17@grinnell.edu A play rife with poignant linguistic and political messages still relevant 35 years past its first performance, “Translations” confronts serious topics in a gen...
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Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem "In Millstreet Hospital"

Poet Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem "In Millstreet Hospital" in the UCD Library Special Collections Reading Room. Part of the Irish Poetry Reading ...
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Poet Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem "Ter Conatus"

Poet Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem "Ter Conatus" in the UCD Library Special Collections Reading Room. Part of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive.
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THE JOY OF INTERCOURSE by Alice Frances Wickham

THE JOY OF INTERCOURSE by Alice Frances Wickham | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Set in Dublin of the 1970's a man loses his self control when he sees the seductive title of a controversial book, at a well-known bookshop.
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Poet Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem "The Weakness"

Poet Bernard O'Donoghue reads his poem "The Weakness" in the UCD Library Special Collections Reading Room. Part of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive.
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London culture night pays tribute to Irish stage greats Brian Friel and Charles Macklin

London culture night pays tribute to Irish stage greats Brian Friel and Charles Macklin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Macklin duo Gary Jermyn and Michael James Ford LONDON will pay a fitting tribute to the father of the modern stage and the end of the annual Donegal Macklin Festival, which took its final bow in 2014 after 24 years.  John Ward, a lover of arts and...
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