W.B. Yeats

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 Giada Gelli, former NLI Collections Student There is always a mixed bag of feelings waiting at the end of a project: something is over and a void opens up in front of us, but the sense of accomplishment can be overwhelming. Something has come to an end, but while this is the end of [...]

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