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Poetry & Verse

Irish verse, much like traditional Irish music has often been handed down through the generations. Never lose a poem that you learned at your motherīs knee, or fatherīs for that matter.

An Irishman's Lament star
You'll be Missed. Read this at your own risk. Have a handkerchief ready.

Irish Author Dermot Healy Dies Aged 66 star
The Irish nation is saddened at the passing this week of author Dermot Healy. While Seamus Heaney was Ireland’s international literary star, it was Healy who was a national star, one who was actively engaged in cultivating the next generation of Irish writers. His contribution to the Irish arts wi

Irish Quotes Worth Repeating star
Here are some old Irish Quotes that are both serious and humorous and well worth remembering and repeating.

Irish Saying & Proverbs star
A selection of old Irish sayings and Proverbs

Memories of an Irish Childhood star
Some short comments on things that were common from our Irish childhood.

More Irish Blessings & Sayings star
As St. Patrickīs day looms on the horizon, here are some Irish Blessings and Sayings for you to add to your cards and letters.

Northern Irish Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney star
While there have been four Irish literary Nobel laureates, only one has been from Northern Ireland and Roman Catholic. Seamus Heaney's life and background marries the Irish pastoral tradition with the newly emerging post-industrial Ireland.

This Emigrant Remembers star
A sample from Irish author, Pat Watson

Thomas Moore---Irish Lyricist & Musician star
A brief description of the life and work of the geat Irish poet and musician Thomas Moore

W. B. Yeats Sesquicentennial star
June 2015 will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, Irish poet, playwright, folklorist and nationalist.

What's Wrong with Youse star
Ireland produced its saints and its scholars. No one can say which appeared in greater abundance or importance. But to hear some tell it, it all boiled down to memorization.

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