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At it Again! Romping Through Dracula
Posted by Jessica Peel-Yates in > Our Literary Heritage

At it Again! design and create pocket guides to classic literature. It all started with a romp in the Dublin mountains. Bloomsday was around the corner and we were ready...

The Discovery of Truth: Mary Lavin’s Short Fiction
Posted by Elke D’hoker in > Interviews > Our Literary Heritage

With the closing date for the Writing.ie Short Story of the Year Award at the Bord Gais Energy Book Awards drawing close, Elke D’hoker discusses her new book Mary Lavin...

Mary Jane Who?

Mary Jane Joyce died of cancer at 7 St Peter’s Terrace, Phibsborough, on August 13, 1903 at the age of 44.  Mary Jane who? As neglected in death as she...

Bram Stoker’s Journal- Dacre Stoker
Posted by Dacre Stoker in > Our Literary Heritage

The existence of Bram Stoker’s Journal was virtually unknown to the world of Stoker/Dracula scholars and fans alike; it remained in obscurity until recently. About ten years ago, while completing...

The Irish Language and its Literature: A Brief Overview Part 5
Posted by Gabriel Rosenstock in > Interviews > Our Literary Heritage

A number of writers, mostly poets it must be said, such as Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Gearóid Mac Lochlainn, Cathal Ó Searcaigh and myself, have been given the opportunity of reading...

The Irish Language and its Literature: A Brief Overview Part 4
Posted by Gabriel Rosenstock in > Interviews > Our Literary Heritage

After the Second World War, with the establishment of the monthly magazine Comhar and the publishing house Sairséal & Dill, new writers came to the fore in poetry and prose, and there...

The Irish Language and its Literature: A Brief Overview Part 3
Posted by Gabriel Rosenstock in > Interviews > Our Literary Heritage

There are a number of Irish-language festivals running in Ireland such as Oireachtas na Gaeilge – IMRAM is another, a literary festival with an eclectic multi-media approach which is outward- and inward-looking at the...

The Irish Language and its Literature: A Brief Overview Part 2
Posted by Gabriel Rosenstock in > Interviews > Our Literary Heritage

We know little about the poet, Aonghus Fionn Ó Dálaigh, known as Aonghus na Diagachta (‘Aonghus of the Divinity)’. He flourished in the late sixteenth century. Over fifty poems survive,...

The Irish Language and its Literature: A Brief Overview Part 1
Posted by Gabriel Rosenstock in > Interviews > Our Literary Heritage

Greek and Latin aside, Irish is the oldest written literary language in Europe, considerably older than the dominant language in Ireland, which is, of course, English. Irish is a Celtic...

Oscar Wilde’s Literary Inheritance
Posted by Gerard Hanberry in > Interviews > Our Literary Heritage

An Ideal Husband opened in London’s Haymarket Theatre on 3 January 1895 and six weeks later on St Valentine’s Day the curtain went up on The Importance of Being Earnest at St James’...