Doonreagan House, Cashel in Connemara where the first Ted Hughes Weekend will be held to mark the British Poet laureate’s connection withthe area.

When North American poet, novelist and short-story writer Sylvia Plath died 50 years ago, her husband, the celebrated p(...)

‘I almost envy future translators of Seamus Heaney [above], because they will now have Dennis O’Driscoll's source book about him, Stepping Stones,’ says Grigory Kruzhkov. photograph: cyril byrne

Without translation, we would never have been gripped by the story of Anna Karenina, been influenced by Greek myths, read Anne Frank’s diary, o(...)

Dardis Clarke and Elisa Marie Robinson at the opening of the Absolut Classics exhibition in the Rubicon Gallery, St Stephens Green, Dublin in 2001

Dardis Clarke, who has died aged 73, was a former chairman of Poetry Ireland, life member of the National Union of Journalists and champion of (...)

     Party pieces: the Áras looked fabulous, and the President – joined by Bono, among others – looked delighted

Ever since RTÉ ’s Lughnasa Live a couple of years ago, which featured Gráinne Seoige presen(...)

Seamus Heaney  who is due to read at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway.

Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Edna O’Brien and AM Homes are among writers and poets due to read at this year’s Cúirt (...)

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