Brian Merriman 1749?–?1805 ‘Professor Seán Ó Tuama says of Merriman’s poem: The Midnight Court is undoubtedly one of the greatest comic works of literature, and certainly the greatest comic poem ever written in Ireland.‘ (Repossessions: Selected Essays on the Irish Literary Heritage, 1995). Another critic, Professor Declan Kiberd, in Irish …

Bibliography of Nineteenth Century Irish Literature This resource is maintained and edited by Julia M. Wright with the generous support of CFI and SSHRC as well as various research assistants (2002-present): James Allard, Lisa Butler, Holly Crumpton, Jeremy DeVito, Susan Henry, Meagan Timney, and Sylvia Terzian. Julia M. Wright, Dalehouse …

Padraic Colum Bhí athair Pádraic Colum ina mháistir ar theach na mBocht i Longfort. Is ann a rugadh Pádraic ar 8ú Nollaig 1881 – file, úrscéalaí, bailitheoir béaloideasa. Biographical note in Irish. Also includes four poems, including She Moves Through the Fair, and Irish Country Speech, an extract taken from …

Eilís Dillon These links are presented by the literary estate of Eilís Dillon (1920-1994) one of Ireland’s most distinguished writers. To explore her work, you can focus on her novels, her detective stories and her books for young people. There are education and research resources, a biographical page, quotations from …

Abbey Theatre Archive The Archive collects and preserves material of every kind relating to all aspects of the Abbey Theatre and its productions, dating from 1904. We aspire to making as much of this material as possible available here. As a guide to the rich production history of the theatre, …