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The Saturday Poem: The Birthday by Michael Longley

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by Michael Longley

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My Favourite Place to Write - John Banville

My Favourite Place to Write - John Banville | Poetry | Scoop.it
John Banville, who received the prestigious Spanish Asturias Award for Literature in 2014, and was winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2005, tells Books Ireland readers about his favourite place to write….. Photo Credits to Douglas Banville When I was starting out as a novelist and still considered writing to be a lofty and …

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Books Ireland Website Now Live

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Books Ireland - The world of Irish books

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Brendan Behan: Rescuing the Writer from the Myth

Brendan Behan: Rescuing the Writer from the Myth | Poetry | Scoop.it
Ahead of the International Brendan Behan Conference in Rome, John McCourt
examines the self-made myth of Brendan Behan, one of Ireland's most
controversial writers.

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Margaret Martin - Patrick Kavanagh stands as a monument to nobility

Margaret Martin - Patrick Kavanagh stands as a monument to nobility | Poetry | Scoop.it
Margaret Martin has acted in and directed plays and musicals throughout Ireland. She graduated with an MA in Modern Theatre Studies in The National University of Ireland Dublin. Margaret is a Publi...

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'The patron saint of the insane': The Northern Irish poet Padraic Fiacc

'The patron saint of the insane': The Northern Irish poet Padraic Fiacc | Poetry | Scoop.it
It would be too much to describe Patrick Joseph O'Connor as the owl of Minerva, flying at dusk and bringing wisdom.

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Download Today: Eclogues in Extremis - on the Staying Power of Pastoral by Seamus Heaney - Royal Irish Academy

Download Today: Eclogues in Extremis - on the Staying Power of Pastoral by Seamus Heaney - Royal Irish Academy | Poetry | Scoop.it

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Fran the man becomes Behan the borstal boy

Fran the man becomes Behan the borstal boy | Poetry | Scoop.it
A varied theatre career – including his new role as Brendan Behan – should save Peter Coonan from being typecast as a crook

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Review of Michael Longley's new collection: Looking backwards and forwards as the wild whoopers call

Review of Michael Longley's new collection: Looking backwards and forwards as the wild whoopers call | Poetry | Scoop.it
In his new collection, Michael Longley celebrates extended family and friends – and his Co Mayo “home-from-homeland”

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For publishers Lilliput and Liberties, independence is all

For publishers Lilliput and Liberties, independence is all | Poetry | Scoop.it
With these two small Dublin publishers and cultural centres, putting roots down in their communities and taking risks on new writers marks them out in a risk-averse industry

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(2) Limerick Writers' Centre

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An essay on Brendan Kennelly by Patricia McCarthy published in The London Magazine


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Samuel Beckett's articulation of unceasing inner speech

Samuel Beckett's articulation of unceasing inner speech | Poetry | Scoop.it
The literal sounds in his characters' minds express a subtle and revealing understanding of how we all talk to ourselves
Hearing voices: what's your experience when reading?

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This Is What It Was Like to Go to James Joyce's Birthday Party - Padraic Colum

This Is What It Was Like to Go to James Joyce's Birthday Party - Padraic Colum | Poetry | Scoop.it
And have him tell you what his favorite novels were. 

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James Joyce, 1914, Trieste | Century Ireland

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James Joyce, 1914, Trieste | The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago

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Books Ireland Website Now Live

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Books Ireland - The world of Irish books

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Writing to Survive: Seamus Heaney at the BBC

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Wilde about Oscar: Merlin Holland on Salomé, Pacino and his grandfather

Wilde about Oscar: Merlin Holland on Salomé, Pacino and his grandfather | Poetry | Scoop.it
‘He [Oscar Wilde] projected a personality during his lifetime which survived him for many many years after his death,’ says Merlin Holland (Photo: Ed Wright Images)EARLY in his documentary about the re-make of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé, Al Pacino is...

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Metamorphoses: The Third International Flann O’Brien Conference | A Piece of Monologue: Literature, Philosophy and the Arts

Metamorphoses: The Third International Flann O’Brien Conference | A Piece of Monologue: Literature, Philosophy and the Arts | Poetry | Scoop.it

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Tom Murphy's new play draws on the source of all his storytelling

Tom Murphy's new play draws on the source of all his storytelling | Poetry | Scoop.it
A new play by Tom Murphy is something worth celebrating, and his latest, ‘Brigit’, draws on the historic source of all of his storytelling

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Royal Irish Academy | Academy in the News | Commemorating the first anniversary of Seamus Heaney MRIA 1939-2013

Royal Irish Academy | Academy in the News | Commemorating the first anniversary of Seamus Heaney MRIA 1939-2013 | Poetry | Scoop.it
The Royal Irish Academy, the academy for the sciences and humanities for the whole of Ireland will vigorously promote excellence in scholarship, recognise achievements in learning, direct research programmes and undertake its own research projects, particularly in areas relating to Ireland and its heritage.
It will reflect upon, advise on and contribute to public debate and public policy formation on issues of major interest in science, technology and culture.
It will continue to offer an independent forum to Irish scholars, it will provide a network of support for scholarly disciplines through its network of national committees and commissions, it will maintain and enhance its unique library, it will publish scholarly papers and it will represent the world of Irish learning internationally.

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Red Blood and Black Porter - Des Geraghty's Lecture on Brendan Behan

http://www.limerickwriterscentre.com The Limerick Writers’ Centre in association with The Department of English Language and Literature in Mary Immaculate Co...

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Barney in swipe at Limerick City of Culture management

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WHITE House poetry compere Barney Sheehan has slammed City of Culture bosses for “ignoring” their arts contribution.

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Poet Desmond O’Grady dies, aged 78

Poet Desmond O’Grady dies, aged 78 | Poetry | Scoop.it
President Michael D Higgins leads tributes to Limerick-born Aosdána member

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The Saturday Poem: The Birthday by Michael Longley

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by Michael Longley

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Poem of the Week by John Montague: "... a spell to bless the silence."

Poem of the Week by John Montague: "... a spell to bless the silence." | Poetry | Scoop.it
John Montague's most recent volume, Speech Lessons, is full of lyrical poems about childhood, memory, and family. Our selection for today stands out from this subject matter as a poem about poetry ...

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During my few years in Ballydehob one of the pleasures was becoming friends with John Montague and his partner, Elisabeth.

Seeing this blog post brings back so many good memories.