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Greetings, Hermit: Interview with Aiden O’Reilly

Greetings, Hermit: Interview with Aiden O’Reilly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Aiden O’Reilly first came to our planet in 1982, landing down in Stoneybatter, causing the Irish Government and others to try to capture this strange visitor as he wandered through the North Dublin suburb.
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The Irish Literary Times

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The Irish Literary Times provides up-to-date coverage of Irish literary news and events in a magazine format via articles available online.

 

The site is curated by Gerard Beirne an Irish poet and novelist based in Sligo. He has published six books of poetry and fiction. His novel The Eskimo in the Net (Marion Boyars Publishers) was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and was selected by the Literary Editor of the Daily Express  as his Book of the Year “scandalously ignored by the Man Booker judges...”. His recent collection of stories was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award.

 

http://www.gerardbeirne.com

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#25. In Conversation with Damian Smyth

#25. In Conversation with Damian Smyth | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This month's session comes from the beautiful surroundings of The River Mill Writers' Retreat in County Down, Northern Ireland. In this episode, Nessa talks with poet and playwright Damian Smyth about the poet's search for the uncanny, how the local becomes the universal and the erotic charge of the bicycle, among other things. Damian also reads from his latest poetry collection English Street. Damian Smyth's poetry collections include Downpatrick Races (2000), The Down Recorder (2004), Lamentations (2010), Market Street (2010), Mesopotamia (2014) and English Street (2018). Featuring Damian Smyth Web: damiansmyth.com Published by Templar Poetry: templarpoetry.com/collections/damian-smyth Presented by Nessa O'Mahony Blog: nessaomahony.com Facebook: facebook.com/nessa.omahony Recorded at The River Mill Writers' Retreat Web: the-river-mill.co.uk Facebook: facebook.com/therivermillretreat/ Twitter: @the-rivermill
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GIAF: Baoite – An Taibhdhearc, Gallimh

GIAF: Baoite – An Taibhdhearc, Gallimh | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Scríbhneoir/Writer: Darach Mac Con Iomaire Stiúrthóir/Director: Darach Mac Con Iomaire Léirmheastóir/Reviewer: Ciara L. Murphy Historically speaking, theatre and literature in the Irish language ha…
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An unsentimental look at a Dublin that will not accommodate its own

An unsentimental look at a Dublin that will not accommodate its own | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Shelter review: History repeats itself in Cristin Kehoe’s admirably understated drama set in modern Dublin
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The Lilliput Press - Culture Night Story Submissions

The Lilliput Press - Culture Night Story Submissions | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For Culture Night on Friday 21st September, The Lilliput Press are hosting a Short Fiction Competition. We are inviting short story submissions of up to 1,000 words which should be based around the theme ‘The Heart of the City’. The team at Lilliput will choose the best short fiction from the received submissions. The finalists will then be invited to read their piece as part of Culture Night in The Lilliput Press office in Stoneybatter. The winner will be chosen by our expert panel and announced on the night. The event will run from 6.30pm on Friday 21st September. Please send the submissions by email to editorial@lilliputpress.ie by Friday 31st August. Contact Karen o
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#08 | Colm Tóibín interview

#08 | Colm Tóibín interview | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Tóibín is one of Ireland’s most prominent writers. A prolific writer of plays, essays, articles, poetry and many much-loved novels.
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Rick O' Shea's Top 10 Summer Reads

Rick O' Shea's Top 10 Summer Reads | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The hardest part of figuring out what to recommend in a 'Summer Reads' list is usually not what to actually include - although this list could have been double the size.
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The balloon - or rather, the moon - goes up as Galway’s arts festival starts

The balloon - or rather, the moon - goes up as Galway’s arts festival starts | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
David Mach’s vehicles explode out of an old print work’s concrete floor, an inflatable moon rises over the street, a sharp new Irish play opens - and that’s before Galway International Arts Festival opens tonight
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Introduction & News - Irish Poetry Reading Archive - LibGuides at UCD Library

The voice of Irish poetry
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The Cormorant, A Broadsheet of Sligo Writing –

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The Cormorant is a new publication, presenting work from established and emerging writers in Sligo. Over 25 writers contributed, reflecting the range of voices and different rhythms of looking and writing.
The publication is named for the noble sea-bird, associated with its ability to plunge d
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Literary Festival 2018 Programme | The Poetry Divas: Amanda Bell, Kate Dempsey & Maeve O’Sullivan

Literary Festival 2018 Programme | The Poetry Divas: Amanda Bell, Kate Dempsey & Maeve O’Sullivan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This year we are delighted to include a special fringe event and we invite you to an afternoon of poetry and mead with the Poetry Divas. The Poetry Divas are a glittery collective of women poets who read their own poetry tailored to the event and audience.
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Mending, after the Fall-Enda Wyley reviews Mark Roper's New Collection

Mending, after the Fall-Enda Wyley reviews Mark Roper's New Collection | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The idea that even if injured we keep going is at the emotional core of Mark Roper’s new collection – a book of poems which is persistent in laying bare both the pain and happiness of being alive, while always looking to the forces of the natural world for guidance.
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Remembering John B Keane at 90

Remembering John B Keane at 90 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Remembering John B. Keane at 90 is a special event to mark the 90th anniversary of the birth of Listowel writer John B. Keane, presented by Seanchai - Kerry Writers' Museum. A variety of events will take place Thursday July 19th to Saturday July 21st at the Museum and throughout Listowel.
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Irish writer Chris Connolly wins Society of Authors’ Award for short story

Irish writer Chris Connolly wins Society of Authors’ Award for short story | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Belfast poet Stephen Sexton takes award for poets under 30
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Council presses ahead with plans for multi million euro Dublin City Library

Council presses ahead with plans for multi million euro Dublin City Library | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It is expected the council will apply for planning permission later this year with plans to open the new library in 2022.
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The Pond Theatre Company Presents World Premiere Of Jaki McCarrick's THE NATURALISTS

The Pond Theatre Company Presents World Premiere Of Jaki McCarrick's THE NATURALISTS | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Pond Theatre Company, an American home for contemporary British and Irish playwrights, presents the world premiere of The Naturalists by Irish writer Jaki McCarrick. Directed by The Pond co-founders Colleen Clinton and Lily Dorment, The Naturalists marks the professional New York debut of McCarrick, best known for her play Belfast Girls, which was developed at the National Theatre Studio in London and was shortlisted for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. McCarrick's play, Leopoldville, won the 2010 Papatango Prize for New Writing.
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'Baoite' - an incredibly visual play depicting a very human story

'Baoite' - an incredibly visual play depicting a very human story | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Currently running in Galway's Taibhdhearc, 'Baoite' follows a couple struggling to have a family, through the process of IVF. Writer, director and producer, Darach Mac Con Iomaire talks about the newly written piece commissioned by the Abbey Theatre
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Writer Phillip McMahon and director Rachel O’Riordan on making a play inspired by a hidden community of gay priests 

Writer Phillip McMahon and director Rachel O’Riordan on making a play inspired by a hidden community of gay priests  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer Phillip McMahon and director Rachel O’Riordan on making a play inspired by a hidden community of gay priests
Sat, Jul 14, 2018, 06:00
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When Wilde Met Whitman | Literary Hub

When Wilde Met Whitman | Literary Hub | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The 19th century was fixated on manhood.Much has been written about the constraints on Victorian women but gender expectations for men were no less real,...
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Sligo honours WB and Jack Yeats with a unique arts festival

Sligo honours WB and Jack Yeats with a unique arts festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The event will include walks, art, literature and talks.
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The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Noel Coward Theatre, London | Review

The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Noel Coward Theatre, London | Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Its part Reservoir Dogs and part Father Ted and as such The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a surreal, comic satire and send-up of Irish terrorism. Written by Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing) and starring Aidan Turner (Poldark) this is a very important funny play.
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What is it about me that you hate so much? | Irish Examiner

What is it about me that you hate so much? | Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
IT WAS the start of June, really, that it became glaringly apparent to me that I was at my edge, says Louise O’Neill.
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The Pool - Health - I Am Sick Of The Warped Idea That Blood Is Taboo When It Comes Out Of A Vagina

The Pool - Health - I Am Sick Of The Warped Idea That Blood Is Taboo When It Comes Out Of A Vagina | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We live within a silence that declares periods too embarrassing, too unwanted – too female – to talk about out loud. Emilie Pine breaks out of it
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Unity Books review - The Cow Book | RNZ

Unity Books review - The Cow Book | RNZ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tilly Lloyd from Unity Books reviews The Cow Book: A Story of Life on a Family Farm by John Connell, published by Granta.
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