Seamus Heaney

by Frances Clarke, Archivist of the Seamus Heaney Literary Papers, 1963-2010 In November 2011 the National Library of Ireland acquired one of its most important donations for many years – the literary papers of the Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney. The papers have since been catalogued (I was fortunate to work on this collection) and are [...]

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by Bríd O’Sullivan and Holly Furlong, Learning and Outreach To introduce POETRY ALOUD to the uninitiated, consider approximately 3,200 poems spoken by almost 1,600 students from schools all over Ireland representing 28 counties in 14 regional heats. Now in its 7th year, POETRY ALOUD is a spoken poetry competition for post-primary school pupils, organised by [...]

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by Annie West, Illustrator Annie recently donated a selection of her prints to our Prints & Drawings Collection Yeats in Love Looking at  my work, you’d probably expect to hear I’m busy with my nose in my Collected Works of W.B. Yeats every day, carefully studying every line, looking for nuance, analyzing every simile and [...]

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