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Culture Shock: Death by a thousand cuts – the terrible way we treat our national library and national museum

Culture Shock: Death by a thousand cuts – the terrible way we treat our national library and national museum | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
These precious institutions came from a 19th-century optimism about the spread of literacy and enlightenment. Now nobody with any power gives a damn about them
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‘Nora Webster’: an exclusive extract from Colm Tóibín’s new novel

‘Nora Webster’: an exclusive extract from Colm Tóibín’s new novel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
After the death of her husband, Maurice, Nora Webster, now a widow in Enniscorthy in 1968, has gone back to work at Gibney’s, a big local business
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Previously unpublished writer wins Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award

Previously unpublished writer wins Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Cork librarian kept his poetry to himself ‘mainly because I did not think it was up to standard’
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Lives and loves: the sexual side of the Rising

Lives and loves: the sexual side of the Rising | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Exclusive extract from ‘Vivid Faces’, Roy Foster’s new book: Ireland’s revolutionaries of a century ago were part of a generation that explored other forms of liberation besides the political and national. Their diaries, letters and private reflections make clear their willingness to try alternatives to the heterosexual marriage
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Martina: This real-life Ulster tale of witches and ghosts cast a spell on me - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Martina: This real-life Ulster tale of witches and ghosts cast a spell on me - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Acclaimed Tyrone author Martina Devlin reveals the haunting inspiration behind her new book and how it’s set to be made into a major movie. The writer also tells Una Brankin how her wor
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Poem of the Week: "The Second Voyage" by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Poem of the Week: "The Second Voyage" by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It's easy to compare Odysseus' voyage to the voyage students undertake in college; whether a senior, junior, sophomore or freshman, those spiteful waves will rock you all year long. We mimic Odysse...
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Rhyme Rag - Young Kilkenny Writers | Exequies of an Angel by Alan Mooney

Rhyme Rag - Young Kilkenny Writers | Exequies of an Angel by Alan Mooney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Rip off my wings,
Cut off my golden curls;
Extinguish the light I give
To frightened boys and girls.

Strip me of my snow white robes,
Use my halo to slash my cherub's face;
Reap me of all my worth,
Pull me down so far from grace. ...
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Nominate | RTÉ – Poem for Ireland

Nominate  |  RTÉ – Poem for Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
What Irish poem from the last 100 years do you want to see on a final list of ten? Tell us what poem you're nominating,
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Beckett and the Wake, Samuel Beckett - Happy Days, The Essay - BBC Radio 3

Beckett and the Wake, Samuel Beckett - Happy Days, The Essay - BBC Radio 3 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Photographer John Minihan on taking some of the best-known photographs of Samuel Beckett.
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DBF Interviews: Sara Baume

DBF Interviews: Sara Baume | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In addition to our Publisher Interview Series, we'll also be posting interviews with participating authors. First up is the winner of the 2014 Davy Byrnes Short Story Award, Sara Baume. Q: Can you ...
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Yes But Are We Enemies? Cork - Paul Casey & Afric McGlinchey

Yes But Are We Enemies? an Irish Enemies project was a multinational project about collaboration and innovation in contemporary poetry with a six date tour a...
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Maighread Medbh | Sane

Before psychology ruled the world, She tripped on the borderline
and it turned to dust. she took several steps and looked back. Still She
stood on the first stop and sent orderly sounds from an echoing head.
she went pilgrim to the ground and smoothly slid up a shaft
the same naked colour as herself. At the tip she clung and vegetised. (1)

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Rare playfulness marks Eavan Boland’s fine new collection

Rare playfulness marks Eavan Boland’s fine new collection | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poetry review: Eavan Boland and Colette Bryce
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Colm Tóibín: I start and I finish

Colm Tóibín: I start and  I finish | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
He loves long nights, sing-songs and money but is deadly serious about his writing, his teaching and learning to live with his ‘demons’
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THEATRE ‘The Matchmaker’ tours the county

THEATRE ‘The Matchmaker’ tours the county | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John B Keane’s ‘The Matchmaker’, starring Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny, will start a tour of Mayo later this month (The Irish play 'The Matchmaker' by John B.Keane is touring Mayo this October. The traditional ways of...
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BWW Interviews: Ciaran O'Reilly - Irish Repertory Theatre in NYC - Broadway World

BWW Interviews: Ciaran O'Reilly - Irish Repertory Theatre in NYC - Broadway World | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
BWW Interviews: Ciaran O'Reilly - Irish Repertory Theatre in NYC
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The Irish Repertory Theatre (Irish Rep) has announced its exciting upcoming season featuring Port Authority, A Christmas Memory and Da.
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The word is out on Lingo - Spoken Word Festival

The word is out on Lingo - Spoken Word Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Has it really taken this long for someone to pull together a spoken-word festival?
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Yes But Are We Enemies? Derry - Billy Ramsell & Sam Riviere

Yes But Are We Enemies? an Irish Enemies project was a multinational project about collaboration and innovation in contemporary poetry with a six date tour a...
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Beyond The Jaded Fixities: Review of The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry

Beyond The Jaded Fixities: Review of The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry
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Charles Maturin - 25 September 1782 - 30 October 1824

Charles Maturin

Charles Robert Maturin, also known as C.R. Maturin (25 September 1782 - 30 October 1824), was an Irish Protestant clergyman (ordained in the Church of Ireland) and a writer of Gothic plays and novels. His best known work is the novel Melmoth the Wanderer .

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