Provides brief biographical note for Irish poet William Butler Yeats, links to other online Yeats resources, and text of several sample poems. Possible starting point for more detailed online research.
Achill 24/7 is a web resource which provides information on artists and writers who have lived and worked on Achill Island (Co Mayo). Artists and writers highlighted include Heinrich Boll, Graham Greene, Paul Henry, Ernie O'Malley, and JM Synge. The work of the contemporary poet Anne Kelley is also featured.
A reprint of the 1932 edition of An Anthology of Representative Celtic Poetry edited by EA Sharp and J Matthay encoded in HTML. Includes Sharp's 1932 introduction, and older Irish poems, as well as more contemporary poems by AE and William Allingham.
A special web exhibition of the online journal archipelago which centres around The Great Book of Gaelic. Features essays by Theo Dorgan and Malcolm Maclean, as well as a selection of twenty-two poems and images from the book.
Compiled by The Irish Writers Centre, this anthology of contemporary Irish writing is a project in progress and includes prose, poetry, and critical writing. The site is tastefully executed and invites reader comments.
A site devoted to many aspects of Beckett's life and work. Features biographical information, reviews of Beckett's books, as well as contemporary Beckett criticism, current productions, as well as many articles written for publication on the site.
British government agency distributing proceeds from the National Lottery to the arts in Northern Ireland.
Ask About Ireland is an initiative of An Chomhairle Leabharlanna. Its goal is to bring the Ireland of the past alive while capturing the Ireland of today. Content is eclectic, and ranges from literary and historical entries, to information on Ireland's fauna and flora. There is also content developed for children.
A website on Northern Irish poets and poetry that accompanied the Study Ireland: Poetry Series which was originally broadcast on BBC2 Northern Ireland. The site centres on the landscape and life of Ireland through the work of eight poets: Ciaran Carson, Elaine Gaston, Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, Eilish Martin, Paul Muldoon, and Cathal O Searcaigh.
The papers of the Belfast Group which met at Queens University from 1963-1972. The group was led by Philip Hobsbaum, and then by Seamas Heaney. The site includes a searchable database with poems by Carson, Heaney, Hosbaum, Longley, and Muldoon.
A listing of writings by Irish authors of the 'long' nineteenth-century with some electronic versions of texts. Updated to cover original prints (but not reprints) of works from 1789 through 1914.
A rich source of newsreels from 1896-1976 from the British company Pathé. Films and stills are available from the website for preview and well as for purchase. Over 2000 newsreels come up under a search for 'Ireland', many from the 1920s-30s. There is much fascinating documentary footage here.
A fairly comprehensive list of Irish women writers. Many writers on the list are linked to further information. The quality of the sites linked to varies greatly.
An extensive online resource for contemporary and historical Irish documents in literature, history and politics. Includes texts in English, Irish and Latin, including the Annals of the Four Masters, and the Annals of Ulster, as well as writings by Michael Collins, James Connolly, Oliver Goldsmith, John Boyle O'Reilly, amongst others.
Journal of the School of Celtic Studies. Full listing of contents available online from first volume (1946).
Children's Books Ireland, formed in 1986, is the national children's book organisation of Ireland. The aim of Children's Books Ireland is to promote quality children's books and reading. The organisation runs several events a year, is the publisher of several books, as well as a quarterly journal, Inis.
Although this is a classics journal produced and edited at University College Dublin, there are many interesting articles pertaining to Irish literature.
This site contains Oscar Wilde among many other classic English novelists and poets.
An almost complete collection of limited editions of books and broadsides printed by the Cuala Press (formerly the Dun Emer Press). The collection includes scanned page images and bibliographic information.
A site dedicated to the film version of Dancing at Lughnasa. Includes information about the cast and director, movie stills, and production information.
A bibliographical database of Irish women writers, who wrote in both Irish and English, between 1800 and 2005. The database includes a range of publications (novels, articles, poems, memoirs, travel writing, essays, cookery writing, plays, films, etc). Also provides biographical details, where available: birth dates, date of death, place of birth and death, places associated with a particular author, together with all known pseudonyms. Every known edition of a book, play, or film is listed, along with details of printers and publishers for each work.
Website of one of the longest-running literary presses in Ireland specialising in contemporary Irish poetry, and poetry from around the world in English-language translation. The site features a blog, a guestbook, and sample poems, downloadable as text and as MP3s. It also collects and makes available interviews with poets.
The Dictionary of Irish Biography, a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. Over 9,000 signed biographical articles describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.
An integrated database and dictionary project, designed to contribute to the fields of Patristic, Medieval, Celtic, and Latin studies. Currently available on the web is a Celtic-Latin Word List.
This resource provides literary, historical and cartographic perspectives of Ireland drawn from the works of fourteen Irish writers. This project is based in the Trinity Long Room Hub at the University of Dublin and was developed by Dr Charles Travis. It provides interactive mapping and timeline features for academics and the public at large interested in the intersection of Irish literary culture, history and geography.