Maeve Brennan

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Poets Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, Erin Fornoff, Ciaran O’Rourke and Adam Wyeth will participate in  ‘Ulysses in Distant Lands’, an evening of poetry and song, at Epic for Bloomsday.

James Joyce’s Ulysses was a recreation of the sights, sounds and smells of a Dublin that was passing out of existence even as Joyce wrote about it bet(...)

Constellations: Sinéad Gleeson and (inset) Anne Enright. Photographs: Tom Honan and Alan Betson

On Wednesday evening Anne Enright, the Booker-winning author of The Green Road, Making Babies and The Gathering, launched Constellations: Reflections (...)

The Guardian recommendations ‘ignore whole swathes of Irish writing’

A mini-skirmish broke out online over the weekend in response to a short, apparently inoffensive Guardian article online. A London reader, planning to(...)

Anne Enright, the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction: “The spiral of male affection twists up through our cultural life.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Author Anne Enright has criticised the perception that creative work by women “isn’t good enough”. “The argument about excellence ... is incredibly hu(...)

This Is How We Fly: landing in Fumbally Stables in Dublin on Thursday, while their reed player Seán Mac Erlaine joins other jazz spirits for a haunted house party in Dublin on Sunday

Richie Buckley Quintet Arthurs, Dublin Friday September 8th 9pm €10 arthurspub.ie Richie Buckley’s list of former employers may be a who’s-who of (...)

Maeve Brennan: “You are all your work has. It has nobody else and never had anybody else”

Maeve Brennan was born 100 years ago, on January 6th, 1917, so this month we have been celebrating her memory, her life and her work. Despite her s(...)

Maeve Brennan: Even for the daughters of the revolution, Ireland was no country for young women. Photograph: Getty Images

Over Christmas in New York, I read a short story called Christmas Eve. It was written in New York about 50 years ago. but it is a memory of Dublin (...)

Maeve Brennan sitting at the fireplace. Photograph from Angela Bourke’s Maeve Brennan: Homesick at The New Yorker

Few writers possess the daunting mixture of resilience and vulnerability that Maeve Brennan brought to a small but powerful body of work, comparable (...)

Irish politics did not account for  intellectual Irish women such as Maeve Brennan and so naturally she did not influence the cultural expression of Irish identity

Marking the centenary of Maeve Brennan’s birthday is unfortunately somewhat more bitter than sweet. Brennan was born into an Ireland that was experien(...)

“Modern” is a funny word in Ireland. In other countries, modern implies a straight line of development, from rural to urban, from agricultural to ind(...)

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