James Joyce by Alex Ehrenzweig 1915 restored

Literature Medieval to 17th Century

Giolla Mochuda Mor Ó Caiside & Tomas Ó Caisaide The earliest renowned Cassidy poet is Giolla Mochuda Mor Ó Caiside (also identified as Gilla Mo Dutu Ua Casaide). In 1147, Ó Caiside composed Banshenchas (The Lore of Woman), which is a list of famous married women in ancient world and Irish history and literatureiterature-medieval-to-17th-century/. (nb […]

James Joyce by Alex Ehrenzweig 1915 restored

Literature 18th Century

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 Classics, 2000, says: ‘Merriman’s genius […]

James Joyce by Alex Ehrenzweig 1915 restored

Literature 19th Century

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 University Castle Rackrent An Hibernian […]

James Joyce by Alex Ehrenzweig 1915 restored

Literature 20th Century

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin. He moved to London as a young man (1876), where he established himself as a leading music and theatre critic in the eighties and nineties and became a prominent member of the Fabian Society, for which he composed many pamphlets. He began his literary career as a […]

James Joyce by Alex Ehrenzweig 1915 restored

Literature 20th Century 2

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 Colum’s travelogue, The Road Round […]

James Joyce by Alex Ehrenzweig 1915 restored

Literature 20th Century 3

Pádraig Pearse Patrick Henry Pearse (1879–1916) was a teacher, barrister, poet, and writer who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. Pearse wrote stories and poems in both Irish and English, his best-known English poem being The Wayfarer. He also penned several allegorical plays in the Irish language, including The King, […]

James Joyce by Alex Ehrenzweig 1915 restored

Literature 20th Century 4

James Hanley claimed he was born in Dublin on 3 September 1901, but was actually born in Liverpool in 1897 to Irish parents. His novel Boy was the subject of an obscenity charge in Manchester in early 1936 – to which his publishers pleaded guilty and were heavily fined. The book was withdrawn and all […]

James Joyce by Alex Ehrenzweig 1915 restored

Literature 20th Century 5

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 her many excellent reviews, and […]

James Joyce by Alex Ehrenzweig 1915 restored

Literature Resources

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, the Archive has developed a […]