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Frances Browne: Novelist, Journalist and Poetess

Frances Browne: Novelist, Journalist and Poetess | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Frances Browne was born at Upper Main Street, Stranorlar (County Donegal) on the 16th of January, 1816.
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Writers return to Lanesboro - Longford Leader

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Writers return to Lanesboro
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As Chairman of the Irish Writers' Centre, Jack dedicated himself to the development of writers throughout the country.
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Finnegans Wake: Joyce's other work of quirky genius - Irish Examiner

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Irish Examiner Finnegans Wake: Joyce's other work of quirky genius Irish Examiner It is perhaps the most challenging text in modern literature but the makers of a film examining the story behind James Joyce's Finnegans Wake have risen to the...
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“I’ve tried a few times to lose the run of myself, with no success,” says Donal Ryan | writersweek.ie

“I’ve tried a few times to lose the run of myself, with no success,” says Donal Ryan | writersweek.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Seamus Heaney in exciting line-up for Listowel Writers' Week - Independent.ie

Seamus Heaney in exciting line-up for Listowel Writers' Week - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
THE programme for Listowel Writers' Week was launched in typically ebullient fashion.
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Digitised Abbey Theatre archive exhibition due to open at NUI Galway

Digitised Abbey Theatre archive exhibition due to open at NUI  Galway | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Project billed as largest of its type in the world
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Poems: iYeats Poetry Competition 2013 Winners - Hawk's Well Theatre Sligo

Poems: iYeats Poetry Competition 2013 Winners - Hawk's Well Theatre Sligo | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Read the winning and highly commended poems from the iYeats Poetry Competition 13
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Irish authors step out of James Joyce’s shadow to take on Dubliners

Irish authors step out of James Joyce’s shadow to take on Dubliners | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Adaptations by Pat McCabe, Donal Ryan, Eimear McBride, John Boyne and Paul Murray mark centenary of publication
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2014 Shortlist | Commonwealth Writers includes Lucy Caldwell

2014 Shortlist | Commonwealth Writers includes Lucy Caldwell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Lucy Caldwell was born in Belfast in 1981. She is the author of three novels, several stage plays and radio dramas.  Her writing has won numerous awards, including the George Devine Award, the Imison Award, the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.  Her latest novel, All the Beggars Riding, was selected for Belfast’s and Derry-Londonderry’s One City One Book initiative in 2013.  She is currently working on her fourth novel and her debut collection of short stories.

 

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Hay Festival Kells 2014

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Following a hugely successful and award-winning inaugural event last summer, the Hay Festival Kells returns from 3-6 July 2014 with an even bigger and more ambitious programme. There are a fabulous list of festivals happening in Ireland this summer, including Dublin Writers Festival in May, and Listowel Writers Festival in June. If you're a writer, at least one of these festivals should be on your MUST DO list. As well as giving you an opportunity to mingle with publishing industry professionals, listening to some of the best writers in the world will undoubtedly inform and improve your own work. Lyndy Cooke, Hay Festival Producer said, 'We are delighted to be back - after a thrilling inaugural year – and we are looking forward to an even bigger opportunity to celebrate language, share stories and ideas with authors, poets, playwrights, sportsmen, chefs and actors in the historic town of Kells. We're…
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'Ireland's Shakespeare': three actors on Seán O'Casey - The Guardian

'Ireland's Shakespeare': three actors on Seán O'Casey - The Guardian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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'Ireland's Shakespeare': three actors on Seán O'Casey
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O'Casey is woven into the Irish consciousness. We've got a number of playwrights that mean a lot to us, but I'd say he's on a par with your Shakespeare.
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The Millions - Dubliners 100

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The 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s Dubliners occurs this month, and the occasion is being celebrated with the launch of Dubliners 100, a “reimagining and rewriting of the 15 ...
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The Commitments – Palace Theatre, London

The Commitments – Palace Theatre, London | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Book: Roddy Doyle Director: Jamie Lloyd Reviewer: Joanna Trainor Toe-tapping, hand-clapping joy.
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Maid in America: an author’s tale

Maid in America: an author’s tale | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer Nuala Ní Chonchúir has struck a substantial deal in the US and Canada for her third novel about poet Emily Dickinson’s Irish maid. She tells The Irish Times about writing, motherhood and rural Ireland
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Fact or fiction: battle of the books - The Temporary Gentleman, Sebastian Barry,

Fact or fiction: battle of the books - The Temporary Gentleman, Sebastian Barry, | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Temporary Gentleman, Sebastian Barry, Fiction, Faber and Faber, 3 STARS
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Maeve Binchy: Chestnut Street paved with gems

Maeve Binchy: Chestnut Street paved with gems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In this posthumous collection of short stories, Maeve Binchy’s mastery of exploring a complex situation with wit is much in evidence
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Bookslut | An Interview with John Kelly

John Kelly knows his onions. That much is certain from the first sentence of From Out of the City. The novel opens about fifty years or so in the future, in a Dublin hot as the tropics, and reeking of waste and crime. An American president has just been murdered, and Monk, an eighty-four-year old who has been secretly surveilling his deadbeat neighbors, is intent on unveiling the true story behind the presidential assassination.

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May 2014 — Poem of the Month - The Gallery Press

May 2014 — Poem of the Month - The Gallery Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  The Marriage Mine   May day. By hedges of haw and the hazel edges   of the wood a busybody in the bushes has withstood   an urge to fly, a guardian angel keeping an eye   on everything, balancing that impulse to abscond — or sing.   Our children’s poise at the point …
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Belfast celebrates One City One Book - how we found a novel way of looking at our place - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Belfast celebrates One City One Book - how we found a novel way of looking at our place - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
IT'S the month of the year that all keen readers here have been eagerly anticipating — when Belfast celebrates One City One Book. Throughout May, a series of events will take place acro
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Poem of the Day: "Down" by Brendan Kennelly

Poem of the Day: "Down" by Brendan Kennelly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Today marks the end of National Poetry Month, and therefore the end of our daily poems. We hope you enjoyed the daily dose of poetry. And remember, even though National Poetry Month has ended, ever...
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National Poetry Month: "Spring Song" by Peter Fallon

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"Spring Song" by Peter Fallon from News of the World. It was as if someone only had to say Abracadabra to set alight the chestnut Bloom and blossom everywhere, on furze, on Queen Anne’s Lace. A bre...
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Aaudio : Seamus Heaney - A Celebration recorded live at the NCH

Aaudio : Seamus Heaney - A Celebration recorded live at the NCH | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Seamus Heaney: A Celebration recorded live at the NCH in association with One City: One Book, Poetry Ireland, RTÉ Radio 1 and The RTÉ Concert Orchestra with conductor David Brophy. ...
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Portrait of the artist as a young fan: Echo's Bones by Samuel Beckett - New Statesman

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The year 1933 marked a low point in the life of the nascent Irish writer Samuel Beckett.
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