Literature Resources

James Joyce by Alex Ehrenzweig  1915 restored
James Joyce by Alex Ehrenzweig 1915 restored. Public Domain

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 comprehensive listing of the Abbey repertoire. – Abbey Theatre

Walt Whitman & the Irish On May 27, 1846, just four days short of his twenty-seventh birthday, the editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, Walter Whitman as he was known then, informed his readers that “‘Valentine M’Clutchy, the Irish Agent’… a well-printed book … from the pen of one of the most popular Irish writers, the author of ‘Fardorougha, the Miser,'” was available at a local bookstore. The editor had “no doubt” that it would “be found good reading.” The unnamed author, whom Whitman seems to assume his readers will know, was William Carleton (1794–1869), one of Ireland’s finest nineteenth-century novelists. – Joann P. Krieg Walt Whitman & the Irish

An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts CouncilThe Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.
AosdánaThe Arts Council established Aosdána in 1981 to honour those artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Ireland, and to encourage and assist members in devoting their energies fully to their art. This website gives a description of the organisation, and an outline of its regulations. Fighting Words

Uploaded by IrishTimes on Feb 3, 2012 visits Stoney Road Press in Dublin’s East Wall to speak to printer James O’Nolan and author John Banville about a new book featuring authors such as Sam Shepard and Salman Rushdie that aims to raise money for Roddy Doyle‘s charity Fighting Words. Just 150 copies of the limited edition book will be printed, costing €1,950 each.

Dublin Review of BooksThe Dublin Review of Books is a free quarterly online journal whose main object is the publication of clear and informative essays based on recently published books. Articles are normally between 3,000 and 7,000 words.
In giving writers the space to develop and elaborate a full argument, the drb moves beyond the limitations normally faced by reviewers in newspapers and magazines. While the journal is Irish in its core perspective, an interest in the literature, history and culture of Europe and the wider world also characterises its pages. Prospective contributors are invited to contact us at Maurice Earls, Enda O’Doherty

CELT Electronic Textsthe Corpus of Electronic Texts is Ireland’s longest running Humanities Computing project. It brings the wealth of Irish literary and historical culture to you on the Internet, for the use and benefit of everyone worldwide. It has a searchable online textbase consisting of 13.8 million words, in over 1100 contemporary and historical documents from many areas, including literature and the other arts.

Writing the Century Exhibition by John Minihan at Kildare Village

Uploaded by danielleryan85 on Mar 2, 2009

Ireland Literature ExchangeIreland Literature Exchange (ILE) is the national organisation for the international promotion of Irish literature, in English and Irish. We do this primarily by offering translation grants to international publishers. We also offer residential bursaries to literary translators, organise translator and author events at international festivals and participate regularly in the major world book fairs. In addition, we welcome applications from Irish publishers who wish to publish international literature in translation.

Irish Pagesis a biannual journal, edited in Belfast and publishing, in equal measure, writing from Ireland and overseas.

Irish Playography comprises two comprehensive online searchable databases and catalogues: Irish Playography (all new Irish plays produced in English since the formation of the National Theatre in 1904) and Playography na Gaeilge (all new Irish plays produced in Irish since 1975).

Irish Writers OnlineIrish Writers Online is a no-frills, basic bio-bibliographical database of over 580 Irish writers, and related resources. It is now accessed by students, academics, media and lovers of Irish Literature from all over the world. Curated by Philip Casey.

Kenny’s Bookshop Kennys Bookshop has been selling new, used, out of print, rare and antiquarian books since 1940.

Poetry Ireland Poetry Ireland/Éigse Éireann is the national organisation for poetry in Ireland. We serve all 32 counties and receive support from The Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Salmon Poetry taking its name from the Salmon of Knowledge in Celtic mythology, was established in 1981 as an alternative voice in Irish literature. The Salmon, a journal of poetry and prose was a flagship for writers in the west of Ireland

Southword New Writing from Ireland, hosted by the Munster Literature Centre

Sound EyeYou will also find information about the history of alternative poetries, especially in Ireland. Since work of this sort is usually omitted from big anthologies and grand surveys, even poets working in the field are often unaware of parallel efforts elsewhere. This site will play its part in countering that waste.

Irish Publishers at Irish Writers Online

The Stinging Fly The Stinging Fly was established in 1997 to seek out, publish and promote the very best new Irish and international writing. (see also Irish Publishers

The Irish Writers Centre has long been a hub of literary activity in Dublin, supporting established and aspiring writers throughout Ireland from its base at the heart of Dublin’s cultural quarter.

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