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An Analysis of 'Follower' by Seamus Heaney



My father worked with a horse plough,
His shoulders globed like a full sail strung
Between the shafts and the furrow.
The horses strained at his clicking tongue. 1,389 more words


Poem • Gan Anam (Without Soul)

This poem is inspired by the attempted destruction of the Irish language by colonial oppression and the deep sadness and shame that I believe we feel as a nation.  83 more words


Dealing With Dialogue

One of the hardest things for me to write is dialogue. Too often my dialogue comes out clunky, unrealistic, boring or lacking a purpose to the overall story. 861 more words


In Memoriam Sheila Hackett

In Memoriam Sheila Hackett

By Michael Hartnett

No great dreams were found

in our nineteen-forties streets:

Newcastle West

slowly turned its face

from a bitter past. 664 more words


Literature and IT Review

Living Room: an exploration into the meaning of the room in Enda Walsh’s plays.

A theatre is a dark room in which an audience sits, often looking into another room inhabited by characters. 1,084 more words

Irish Writing

Make Every Word Count

When I began writing, I used to plough through drafts like a bulldozer, more obsessed with the word count than the quality of writing. Draft after draft, I’d rush to meet 1000 words a day, whether the words were good, bad or ugly. 756 more words


David Pattie : "'At me too someone is looking'; Hidden Coercion in Beckett's Theatre"

On 22nd March, Professor David Pattie presented a paper in UCC on systems of coercion in the work of Samuel Beckett, with a particular focus on the ethical response to this coercion. 1,269 more words

Critical Theory