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A prosaic lack of women in the Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets, by Mary O'Donnell

A prosaic lack of women in the Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets, by Mary O'Donnell | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
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Response to the lack of women in the Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets has led to 'Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon'. 
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The Cruel Ways of War

A sparkling collection of essays was published 100 years ago written by a man who had been regarded as a formidable intellectual and rising star of progressive Ireland. But Tom Kettle had died the previous year fighting in France and his book was already out of joint with the new times.
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Essay by Niamh Reilly, on Tom Kettle, The Ways of War (1917).
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Grace Kelly's Irish library: a collection of classic reads … in Monaco

Grace Kelly's Irish library: a collection of classic reads … in Monaco | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
The film star’s roots prompted her to collect Irish literature, including rare editions of Joyce, Beckett and Shaw. The 9,000 volumes are now housed in a lovely, and free, library in the principality
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An ‘absolute nobody’ and Dublin’s most popular politician

An ‘absolute nobody’ and Dublin’s most popular politician | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
Alfie Byrne created a cult of personality that saw him spend 10 years as lord mayor of 1930s Dublin
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A new book about Alfie Byrne, Lord Mayor of Dublin in the 1930s.
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Francis MacManus Short Story Competition winners announced

Francis MacManus Short Story Competition winners announced | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
Colin Walsh has been announced as the overall winner of the RTÉ Radio 1 Francis MacManus Annual Short Story Competition for 2017.

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Archbishop criticises writing out of history Irish Catholics who died in WWI

Archbishop criticises writing out of history Irish Catholics who died in WWI | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
Eamon Martin say fact Catholics and Protestants fought together has been neglected by all sides
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Irish Studies at the Hesburgh Library // University of Notre Dame

Irish Studies at the Hesburgh Library // University of Notre Dame | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
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Recent books from Ireland.
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Recent Acquisition: American Foreign Aid during the Great Famine in Ireland – RBSC at ND

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Article on a report by Captain Forbes on the voyage of the Jamestown, a U.S. navy ship which brought food to Ireland in 1847 during the Great Famine.
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The Real Liddy James by Anne-Marie Casey

The Real Liddy James by Anne-Marie Casey | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
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What is the most popular Irish book?

What is the most popular Irish book? | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
Ulysses? The Book of Kells? The Country Girls? Thom’s Directory? The answer may surprise you
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Article by Lorcan Dempsey of OCLC, describing a study which uses library collection data to learn about readership and the popularity of works and their authors. 

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Caveat lector! Newspapers and history: a personal odyssey

Caveat lector! Newspapers and history: a personal odyssey | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
It is dangerous to rely on any newspaper as a source without some background knowledge of the publication in question, especially its political agenda
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Felix Larkin's advice on the use of newspapers for historical research, based on an interesting account of his own work on the Freeman's Journal.
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Rosaleen McDonagh – First Traveller elected to Aosdána Pavee Point

Rosaleen McDonagh – First Traveller elected to Aosdána Pavee Point | Irish Studies | Scoop.it

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Northern Star

Samuel Neilson was a principal in the founding of the first, open society of the United Irishmen and an architect of the underground movement and the alliance with the Defenders. When the strategic initiative shifted from Belfast to Dublin, Neilson shifted with it.

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Review by Jim Smyth of The Belfast Jacobin: Samuel Neilson and the United Irishmen, by Kenneth L Dawson, Irish Academic Press, 272 pp, €22.99, ISBN: 978-1911024750
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Celtic tiger, hidden motive: the best of the new crime books

Celtic tiger, hidden motive: the best of the new crime books | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
‘The Confession’ is a post-crash thriller, and ‘Undertow’ is haunted by Northern Ireland’s past
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Declan Burke reviews a selection of crime novels.
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Digital preservation at Notre Dame breathes new life into 1967 Sisters’ Survey

Digital preservation at Notre Dame breathes new life into 1967 Sisters’ Survey | Irish Studies | Scoop.it

A significant but largely inaccessible survey of more than 130,000 women religious in the late 1960s is now available to scholars around the world, thanks to a digital preservation effort by the University of Notre Dame Archives and Hesburgh Libraries.

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Tara O'Leary writes about the digitization of the Conference of Major Superiors of Women Sisters’ Survey of 1967.
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Time to save Yeats Family Collection

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Sir, – As writers, artists, and scholars of Irish culture, we call upon Heather Humphreys, the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, to save for the nation the Yeats Family Collection, which is due to be sold in London on September 27th.
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Sinead Morrissey wins Forward Prize

Sinead Morrissey wins Forward Prize | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
Previous winners of one of poetry's most prestigious prizes include Ted Hughes and Carol Ann Duffy.

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‘Come Back to Erin’, ‘Mavourneen’ and ‘Erin’s National Anthem’. // Irish Studies at the Hesburgh Library / University of Notre Dame

‘Come Back to Erin’, ‘Mavourneen’ and ‘Erin’s National Anthem’. // Irish Studies at the Hesburgh Library / University of Notre Dame | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
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Blogpost outlining Irish song pamphlets and scores in the Hesburgh Library's Special Collections.
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From abortion to infidelity: how Maeve Binchy chronicled Ireland

From abortion to infidelity: how Maeve Binchy chronicled Ireland | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
Rage drove the women in many stories by Binchy, whose writing was of huge social significance
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Essay by Margaret Kelleher on the papers of Maeve Binchy, held at University College Dublin's Special Collections.  
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Tragedy of Thomas MacDonagh’s family left orphaned after Rising

Tragedy of Thomas MacDonagh’s family left orphaned after Rising | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
The children of the Easter Rising leader paid dearly for the price of Irish freedom
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Buenos Aires hurling: not enough sticks, too many fights

Buenos Aires hurling: not enough sticks, too many fights | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
The Hurling Club of Buenos Aires was set up in 1922, with a Corkman as its president
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Article based on research by Ronnie Quinn, about the hurling club in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Irish-language playwrights

Irish-language playwrights | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
Irish-language theatre has at times been on the fringes of Ireland's cultural landscape, but in his new book Boston College Professor of English Philip O'Leary shines a light on five significant Irish-language playwrights of the 20th century and charts the monumental influence and reach of their work. In An Underground Theatre: Major Playwrights in the…

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Another book from Philip O'Leary who has done extensive research on Irish-language writing.
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Read a new short story by Lisa McInerney

Read a new short story by Lisa McInerney | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
We're delighted to present a new short story by Lisa McInerney, taken from the latest issue of essential Irish literary bible Stinging Fly.

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Disused School Houses - Home Page

Disused School Houses - Home Page | Irish Studies | Scoop.it
Disused School Houses of Ireland
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This very unusual blog by enda O'Flaherty has about seventy articles on disused school houses all over Ireland.  The author's photographs of the schoolhouses illustrate each blogpost.
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