All Blog Posts Tagged 'Literature' (160)

A New Captivating Irish Memoir

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LAUGHTER, TEARS &…

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Added by Niall John Kavanagh on April 9, 2017 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Ireland In So Many Words: A Year of Reading Irish Authors



I’ve spent a lot of time this past year talking about guilt, about exile and return, and about mammies, and about the guilt mammies can instil in their offspring when said offspring return from self-imposed exile, which was usually to escape said mammy’s…

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Added by Caroline Doherty de Novoa on March 28, 2017 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Childhood Memories, a Poem by Anna Kelly

A clean “Memory Slate,” brought to this earth,

Shining and new on the day of our birth.

A special place to chronicle and store,

Experiences formative, new and enticing.

Many of them significant…

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Added by Anna Kelly on March 15, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Book Review: 'The Stolen Child' by Lisa Carey

Because I once lived on the western coast of Ireland, and because author Lisa Carey moved to the island of Inishbofin, off Ireland's west coast to research her first book, I've been following her career for many years. I've loved each of her four Irish-themed novels, and eagerly awaited the February 7th release of her latest, "The…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on February 25, 2017 at 6:00pm — 14 Comments

A Poem To Salute St. Brendan the Navigator.

Ships, Real and Imaginary

It’s a piece of rock with a wonderful beginning.

A cause for marvelling in a right of its own.

Formed deep in the magma of earth.

Mainly composed of…

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Added by Anna Kelly on January 30, 2017 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments


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IRISH SOCIETY WRITING CONTEST

The Irish Cultural Society announces its annual writing contest for students in the 9th through 12th grades in the Nassau County high schools. …

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Added by John M. Walsh on January 23, 2017 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

In Time for Christmas

'Christmas is coming; the goose is…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on December 15, 2016 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments


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Amanda McKittrick Ros -- 'World's Worst Poet'?

Anna Margaret Ross (née McKittrick; 8 December 1860–2 February 1939), was an Irish writer,  who used the nom de plume Amanda McKittrick Ros. She was born in Drumaness, County Down, on December 8, 1860.  She holds the…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 4, 2016 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Tracking the Prince: The Rock of Cashel

For Part 2 in my series on research sites for my book, The Prince of Glencurragh, I find that my content does not show up well in this application. I invite readers to view the latest instalment by following the link below:…

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Added by Nancy Blanton on October 31, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Tracking the Prince: Kanturk Castle

My new blog series covers sites in Ireland I researched for my latest novel, The Prince of Glencurragh, starting with Kanturk Castle.

Added by Nancy Blanton on September 28, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Irish Revolution Premiere This Fall, 1916-2016

September Update: Making a Difference

Our book signings at the Landmark Tavern, and Kilkenny's went well as a whole. We just received a Matching Gift from Marion O'Neill our newest Patron @ PSEG. See www.fracturedatlas.org

Mark your calendar's for a William Carlos Williams event In Rutherford, NJ on 9/17/16. WCW Poetry Symposium event…

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Added by Daniel P Quinn on September 19, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A Brief History of Poetry in Ireland

And there are among them composers of verses whom they call Bards; these singing to instruments similar to a lyre, applaud some, while they vituperate others. -- Diodorus Siculus, 8 BCE

All poets have the uncanny…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 12, 2016 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

'Do Not Be Afraid!' -- Seamus Heaney: An Appreciation

Seamus Heaney, considered by many to be the greatest Irish poet since William B. Yeats, texted his wife Marie a few hours before his death: “Do not be afraid!” How comforting these words were to her I do not know. They seem, however, appropriate words for a man…

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Added by Jim Hawkins on August 27, 2016 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

She: A Dedication to the Muse

Within the written she resides 

in quiet assurance of her place. 

Lithe and languid, with regal mien, 

she glides from the page bearing gifts.

The mantle, flowing through the…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 26, 2016 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

Every Writer Thrives and Survives on Memories

On a July day nearly 130 years ago, an unknown and homesick young Irish writer trudged along a busy London street. He stopped suddenly and stood still, for he thought he could hear the tinkling of water in the midst of the bustling thoroughfare.…

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Added by Colm Herron on August 25, 2016 at 7:30pm — 10 Comments

An Author's Gratitude to The Wild Geese Community

In Louisiana, they use the phonetically pleasing word lagniappe to denote a little something extra. Typically, a lagniappe is a small gift given with a purchase to a customer, by way of compliment or for good measure as a way of saying thank you. I’ve…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on July 5, 2016 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Review of 'The Little Red Chairs' by Edna O'Brien

In 2008, Radovan Karadžić, the ‘Butcher of Bosnia,’ was captured in Belgrade and went on to be convicted by an international tribunal, of genocide, war crimes and crimes against…

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Added by DJ Kelly on June 29, 2016 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Trilogy Celebrates a Special Irish Ancestor

Hi everyone,

I have written a trilogy based on my Irish ancestor from County Mayo. My first book, which begins in 1847, is called "A Woman Undefeated." Maggie emigrated to the Irish settlement in Chester, England. It is a gripping tale and has received good reviews.

The sequel is called "…

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Added by Vivienne Dockerty on March 30, 2016 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

'The Wolf and the Shield' -- What Does Your Heart Hunt For?



“The Wolf and the Shield: An Adventure with Saint Patrick” by Sherry Weaver Smith, reads like a heartwarming parable. Although it is ostensibly a children’s story, ideal for ages seven through twelve, this lovely book hit all the requisite high notes to hold my rapt attention: that it is set in…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on March 3, 2016 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

'Dancing to an Irish Reel': Novel Brings Connemara To Vivid Life

While reading Dancing to an Irish Reel by Claire Fullerton, I felt as if I had joined a dance myself, part of a song beyond the ordinary world I’d left behind. The setting, Connemara on the West Coast of Ireland, lives on every page—the…

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Added by Sherry Weaver Smith on March 3, 2016 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

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