In the letter, WB Yeats writes to Maud Gonne: “You will find a reference to your self in ‘Among School Children’ – a Waterford school I went over – I do not think it will offend you.”

A handwritten letter from poet WB Yeats to his “dear Maud”’ (Gonne), on his headed paper (82 Merrion Square, Dublin), and dated June 13th (1928), was (...)

Edmund Spenser’s very rare The Faerie Queene, published in London in 1596, which collector Tony Sweeney    described as “the most majestic English language allegorical poem to be written in this country”, is   estimated at €3,000-€5,000

Collectors of rare books, from Ireland and overseas, will be among the bidders at Adam’s in St Stephen’s Green when a collection of “books, broadsides(...)

In a word

All’s well? Yes and no. No, being the operative word.In his address to the Royal Shakespeare Company on his State visit to the UK last April, Presiden(...)

Irish President Michael D. Higgins gives a speech on stage in front of the cast of Henry IV Part I at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Statford-upon-Avon, during the first State visit to the UK by an Irish President. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 11, 2014. See PA story ROYAL Ireland. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

In his address last month to the Royal Shakespeare company at Stratford on Avon, President Michael D Higgins spoke of differences between Irish and En(...)

Seán Lysaght: reads the natural world. Photograph: Jan von Holleben / The Gallery Press

Seán Lysaght’s new collection, Carnival Masks (Gallery Press, €18.50), begins with Lysaght’s speciality, lyrics that ari(...)

The Red House, Youghal, Co Cork

“Look!” says Helen Keane as she shifts a rug on the floor at the Red House. “When we lifted the old carpets this is what we found.” She has exposed a (...)

Obituary: Robert Welch
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  • March 16, 2013, 06:00

Robert Anthony Welch, who has died aged 65, was an academic, writer and critic. He produced a wide range of publications – poems, plays and nov(...)