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NEWS: The Commitments will be Theatre Royal's Festive show 2016

Nearly thirty years since The Commitments first burst from the pages of Roddy Doyle’s best-selling novel, the world’s hardest working soul band will be touring the UK. 389 more words


Easter 1916, Sean O’Casey’s ‘Juno and the Paycock’ and re-invention

Historian Roy Foster recently gave a lecture in Trinity College entitled: “”An Inheritance From Our Forefathers”? Historians and the Memory of the Irish Revolution.” In his speech, Foster proposed a radically different reading on the events surrounding 1916. 539 more words

Roddy Doyle visited UCD Library!

Renowned author Roddy Doyle visited UCD Library on November 12th. After signing his books for our developing UCD Authors Collection in Special Collections, he held a lively Q&A sessions with an audience of students and staff, followed by book signing. 47 more words

Cultural Heritage

The National Library - Fountain of Knowledge

As a nation in love with words and writing, the National Library of Ireland is the vault where all the treasure is kept. Irish writers have made a significant and profound contribution to the world for centuries, and much of their original works are safeguarded in the building on Kildare Street that opened its doors in September 1890. 280 more words


Writer in Profile 2: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle

By the time Roddy Doyle had published “Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha” in 1993, he was riding the crest of a wave with critical and commercial success. 310 more words


10 rules for writing by famous authors

I wondered about the title, 10 Rules for Writing by Famous Authors, whether it should be ‘writers’ or ‘authors’. When in doubt I always ask the ever-present, ever-enthusiastic Google. 1,131 more words