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President leads tributes to 'two great poets' Mhac an tSaoi and Kennelly
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President leads tributes to 'two great poets' Mhac an tSaoi and Kennelly

Oct 18th 2021, 8:57 AM 9,389 Views 3 Comments

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, the President described both poets as “two great figures” of Irish poetry.

Celebrated poet Brendan Kennelly dies aged 85
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Celebrated poet Brendan Kennelly dies aged 85

Oct 17th 2021, 8:20 PM 42,657 Views 19 Comments

During his lifetime, Kennelly wrote over 20 books of poetry, along with plays, novels and criticism.

The Irish Read: Four young writers share their poetry
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The Irish Read: Four young writers share their poetry

Jul 11th 2021, 10:00 AM 8,670 Views 2 Comments

Enjoy new work by young Irish authors, excerpted from the Paper Lanterns journal, this Sunday morning.

Opinion: Yeats' poetry helped shape Ireland and appears on the Leaving Cert - now the Yeats Society is under threat
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Opinion: Yeats' poetry helped shape Ireland and appears on the Leaving Cert - now the Yeats Society is under threat

Jun 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 12,137 Views 14 Comments

Susan O’Keeffe of the Yeats Society Sligo charts the influence of the great poet on Irish life and highlights the Society’s struggle to survive the pandemic.

American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature
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American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Oct 8th 2020, 12:53 PM 10,830 Views 3 Comments

The writer won a Pulitzer in the early 1990s.

Quiz: Can you name these Leaving Cert poets from their poems?
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Quiz: Can you name these Leaving Cert poets from their poems?

Apr 30th 2020, 9:30 PM 44,262 Views 21 Comments

Read the paper, read the paper, read the paper.

'For what they love, they both put down a gun' - The GAA's place in Irish poetry
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# Chapter And Verse

'For what they love, they both put down a gun' - The GAA's place in Irish poetry

Apr 30th 2020, 7:45 AM 3,940 Views 0 Comments

We take a look at some of the best poems into which the GAA has been weaved.

'Finding a voice, where they found a vision': Eavan Boland's powerful voice for women is remembered
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'Finding a voice, where they found a vision': Eavan Boland's powerful voice for women is remembered

Apr 28th 2020, 11:33 AM 8,407 Views 2 Comments

The Irish poet passed away aged 75.

'The foremost female poet of her generation': Eavan Boland has died aged 75
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'The foremost female poet of her generation': Eavan Boland has died aged 75

Updated Apr 27th 2020, 10:32 PM 48,952 Views 17 Comments

Boland published her first book of poetry in 1962 and went on to become a writer-in-residence at Trinity College Dublin and UCD.

'My sister is not a statistic': High emotion on Liveline as woman recites poem for her deceased sister
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'My sister is not a statistic': High emotion on Liveline as woman recites poem for her deceased sister

Apr 14th 2020, 4:30 PM 41,603 Views 15 Comments

Dorothy Duffy spoke about the passing of her sister Rose on 4 April.

Quiz: How well do you know your Irish poetry?
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# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: How well do you know your Irish poetry?

Apr 6th 2020, 9:30 PM 40,333 Views 12 Comments

Will things fall apart for you in this quiz?

The story behind the Seamus Heaney quote guiding people through the Covid-19 crisis
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The story behind the Seamus Heaney quote guiding people through the Covid-19 crisis

Apr 5th 2020, 7:00 PM 139,655 Views 16 Comments

‘If we winter this one out, we can summer anywhere’.

John Cooper Clarke: 'I heard on the news that Bono's leather pants were robbed, so I put it to rhyme'
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# The Luckiest Guy Alive

John Cooper Clarke: 'I heard on the news that Bono's leather pants were robbed, so I put it to rhyme'

Mar 3rd 2019, 8:00 PM 22,064 Views 16 Comments

The godfather of British performance poetry will embark on an Irish tour in March and April.

Seamus Heaney letters, diaries and manuscripts on display to the public from tomorrow
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# Seeing Things

Seamus Heaney letters, diaries and manuscripts on display to the public from tomorrow

Jul 5th 2018, 8:16 AM 8,238 Views 7 Comments

Tickets are free – but booking is advised for the next few days due to high demand.

'This country has been so unloved. People go on about 800 years of oppression, it's 800 years of rejection'
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'This country has been so unloved. People go on about 800 years of oppression, it's 800 years of rejection'

Mar 18th 2018, 10:30 AM 29,076 Views 27 Comments

Poet Colm Keegan’s latest collection is an exploration of self and society.

Varadkar admitting he wasn't fully aware of Kerry Babies shows importance of retelling our stories
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# Untailored History

Varadkar admitting he wasn't fully aware of Kerry Babies shows importance of retelling our stories

Jan 20th 2018, 10:45 AM 17,053 Views 38 Comments

When we don’t tell our stories we create a world where change is impossible and where inequality and oppression can openly flourish, writes Annemarie Ni Churreain.

Old Georgian House to be transformed into new home for Irish poetry... and it has some major backers
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# I Will Arise And Go Now

Old Georgian House to be transformed into new home for Irish poetry... and it has some major backers

Jan 14th 2018, 6:30 PM 23,739 Views 34 Comments

After 40 years, it looks like Poetry Ireland may finally get its own centre in Dublin.

'My teacher told me not to get my hopes of an A in the Junior Cert up - now I'm on the syllabus'
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'My teacher told me not to get my hopes of an A in the Junior Cert up - now I'm on the syllabus'

Aug 19th 2017, 8:00 AM 37,277 Views 23 Comments

Poet Hazel Hogan’s Grangegorman has been added to the recommended list.

A Maze in Cork, a Firestorm in Clare and a VR party in Offaly: Culture Night is back
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A Maze in Cork, a Firestorm in Clare and a VR party in Offaly: Culture Night is back

Aug 9th 2017, 3:20 PM 15,060 Views 6 Comments

This Friday 22 September, towns and cities across Ireland will be transformed for the 12th edition of Culture Night.

'I think people understanding that they aren't alone in their torment has a healing element to it'
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# Poetry As Healing

'I think people understanding that they aren't alone in their torment has a healing element to it'

May 14th 2017, 7:45 PM 682 Views 7 Comments

Canadian poet Shane Koyczan speaks to TheJournal.ie about art, healing, and his latest work.

'Crouched Burial': An award-winning poem before bedtime
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'Crouched Burial': An award-winning poem before bedtime

Mar 29th 2017, 7:30 PM 10,674 Views 6 Comments

A poem from this year’s Hennessy Awards Winner for Emerging Poetry, Una Mannion.

'The Quilt': A poem before bedtime
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'The Quilt': A poem before bedtime

Oct 29th 2016, 10:00 PM 965 Views 12 Comments

Take a moment to read The Quilt, a poem by Paula Meehan taken from a new collection by Marie Heaney.

"Art's job is to question the status quo, not to ever accept it" - Spoken word and social change
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"Art's job is to question the status quo, not to ever accept it" - Spoken word and social change

Oct 20th 2016, 6:03 AM 4,638 Views 6 Comments

A spoken word festival will be held across multiple venues in Dublin this week.

15 memories every Irish person has of the Feis
# Highly Commended
# Highly Commended

15 memories every Irish person has of the Feis

Aug 11th 2016, 9:30 PM 4,770 Views 0 Comments

Pick your poison: poems, music, or Irish dancing. We all had one.

'One way of healing yourself is to own your story': Growing up in an abusive home
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'One way of healing yourself is to own your story': Growing up in an abusive home

Aug 1st 2016, 11:00 AM 734 Views 14 Comments

Poet Connie Roberts talks about her experiences growing up an abusive alcoholic father and attending an industrial school.

Yeats didn't come up in the English exam yesterday and the Leaving Certs are RAGING
# Dead And Gone
# Dead And Gone

Yeats didn't come up in the English exam yesterday and the Leaving Certs are RAGING

Jun 10th 2016, 10:41 AM 10,946 Views 4 Comments

Their Leaving Cert hopes are dead and gone; they’re with O’Leary in the grave.

10 words that just sound better in a Monaghan accent
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# Poetry

10 words that just sound better in a Monaghan accent

May 8th 2016, 9:30 PM 23,281 Views 1 Comment

“Do do do do… Faaaarney Army.”

12 school poetry memories that are too real for Irish people
# World Poetry Day
# World Poetry Day

12 school poetry memories that are too real for Irish people

Mar 21st 2016, 9:30 PM 11,150 Views 2 Comments

English Paper 2, ya divil.

Get ready for an avalanche of Chinese poetry on the Dart this fortnight
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Get ready for an avalanche of Chinese poetry on the Dart this fortnight

Feb 2nd 2016, 11:00 AM 6,695 Views 14 Comments

Connolly Station is the venue for a Chinese New Year celebration as the exhibition is launched today.

"There are a lot of dead poets on tea towels in tourist shops - this is about live poetry"
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"There are a lot of dead poets on tea towels in tourist shops - this is about live poetry"

Oct 15th 2015, 9:00 PM 6,530 Views 3 Comments

Ireland’s a hotbed of activity in the spoken word and poetry worlds, as this new event proves.

How Well Do You Remember Junior Cert Poetry?
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# Tich Miller

How Well Do You Remember Junior Cert Poetry?

Oct 8th 2015, 1:24 PM 9,648 Views 9 Comments

Has your memory served you well?

7 reasons why Alan Shatter is like no other politician
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# Earth Shatter-ing

7 reasons why Alan Shatter is like no other politician

Aug 19th 2015, 9:15 AM 37,244 Views 125 Comments

Shatter. Alan Shatter.

Everyone is sharing this poem with an uplifting hidden meaning
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# Look Again

Everyone is sharing this poem with an uplifting hidden meaning

Jul 22nd 2015, 9:53 PM 9,828 Views 4 Comments

It’s all about perspective.

Alan Shatter's been having a pop at the Twitterati. Via the medium of poetry.
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Alan Shatter's been having a pop at the Twitterati. Via the medium of poetry.

Jul 9th 2015, 5:30 PM 9,411 Views 50 Comments

He dabbles.

Every Leaving Cert has the same prayer about tomorrow's English Paper II
# Come On Eilean
# Come On Eilean

Every Leaving Cert has the same prayer about tomorrow's English Paper II

Jun 3rd 2015, 10:23 AM 8,602 Views 2 Comments

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE….

This Enda Kenny Instagram comment is the greatest Instagram comment of all time
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# Poetry

This Enda Kenny Instagram comment is the greatest Instagram comment of all time

May 17th 2015, 1:14 PM 9,693 Views 3 Comments

We’ve been waiting for this moment.

Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks
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# Irish School Books

Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks

Jan 30th 2015, 10:33 AM 9,309 Views 4 Comments

Peig, never far from our thoughts.

"Just damn the consequences and see what happens": Rick O'Shea on his new poetry show
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"Just damn the consequences and see what happens": Rick O'Shea on his new poetry show

Jan 23rd 2015, 6:00 PM 17,285 Views 20 Comments

The radio presenter is due to present the Poetry Programme for 30 weeks from tomorrow.

Rick O'Shea: I'm fronting RTE's new poetry show but I'm no expert
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Rick O'Shea: I'm fronting RTE's new poetry show but I'm no expert

Jan 12th 2015, 3:00 PM 7,060 Views 21 Comments

The DJ wants to share his passion for poetry with the masses.

Silly Willie: A gentle poke at Yeats's lifelong crush on Maud Gonne
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Silly Willie: A gentle poke at Yeats's lifelong crush on Maud Gonne

Nov 11th 2014, 10:05 PM 10,952 Views 12 Comments

Artist Annie West’s book of illustrations might make you feel a little sorry for WB. But only a little.

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