Irish literature; writers and poets; literary websites and databases in Ireland
Author and poet directories
Authors. And Irish authors website index.
Wikipedia entries on Irish writers.
Julian Gough’s website
Irish Writers’ Centre
Celebrating contemporary Irish literature and Irish writers.
The Book of Kells
CELT Corpus of Electronic Texts
An online resource for Irish history, literature and politics.
Poetry and Miscellaneous Yap… an Irish Poet’s Blog
Poems and general conversation from Irish poet Michael O’Dea, born in Roscommon, living in Dublin, sometimes Donegal. Here are thoughts on literature, Ireland, Irish politics, nature, mythology, archaeology, tourism, art, love and war, and most of what’s in between.
Fairies, a guide to Irish fairies.
Irish folklore, mythology, drama and literature. Irish hstory, Irish mythological heroes.
The Irish Playography Database
The Irish Theatre Institute
Irish Literary Resources.
Modern and ancient Irish literature. The Celtic Corpus of Electronic Texts.(CELT).
Irish Writers Centre. New writing in Ireland.
Irish Writers Online. A directory of Irish writers. By Philip Casey.
Library Ireland: Rare, out-of-print Irish publications online.
Memorable Quotations by Irish writers, compiled and edited by Carol Dingle.
Mythology, Folklore and Drama. Irish language, history and drama.
Celtic Mythology Wikipedia entry.
Lugodoc’s Celtic Mythology
Encyclopedia Mythica: Celtic Mythology
The Encyclopaedia of the Celts
A to Z of Ancient Ireland
The Ulster Cycle
The Ulaid Cycle
The Cattle Raid of Cooley (Táin Bó Cuailnge)
The Second Battle of Mag Tuired
Táin Bó Cuailnge – The Cattle Raid of Cooley
Animal Symbolism in Celtic Mythology
Tuatha Dé Danann
Children of Danu
The Book of Invasions
The Coming of the Milesians
The Branching of the sons of Milidh
The Battle at Tailltin
Poetry in Ireland
Poets, A list of Irish poets.
Poetry International.org (Ireland)
Articles and poems on and by contemporary Irish poets.
Salmom Poetry. Publishers of Irish poets and poetry.
Wikipedia entries on Irish writ
Famous Irish authors and poets *
John Banville, an introduction.
Benjamin Black (John Banville’s pen name)
John Banville. Wikipedia entry.
A bibliography of John Banville’s books, with the latest releases, covers, descriptions and availability.
Samuel Beckett Wikipedia entry.
A site for Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett On-Line Resources and Links Pages
Website of John Minihan, Beckett’s official photographer.
Samuel Beckett. The Nobel Prize Archive
Brendan Behan. Wikipedia entry.
Donleavy (James Patrick)
J. P. Donleavy. Wikipedia entry.
J. P. Donleavy. Paris Rview interview.
The J. P. Donleavy Compendium
The online reference for all things J.P. Donleavy: books, plays, art, video, audio, biographical information and related miscellany, sans spam, logins, animated ads and other such annoyances of eejits.
Works by or about J. P. Donleavy. World Catalogue
Seamus Heaney. From the Poetry Archive.
Seamus Heaney. Nobel Prize Internet Archive
Seamus Heaney Wikipedia entry.
Audio discussion of some of Seamus Heaney’s major poems.
Joyce, James. James Joyce Centre, Dublin
The Centre is dedicated to promoting an understanding of the life and works of James Joyce and aims to provide a unique, personal view of the man, his work and his minutely observed origins.
Music in the Work of James Joyce
Dublin Tour Guide from Visit Dublin.
The Rosenbach Museum and Library, home of the Ulysses manuscript.
Essay from The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia. Life and Works, Technique and Vision, Bibliography
James Joyce etexts. The Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnegans Wake.
Zurich James Joyce Foundation
Audio tour of James Joyce in Ireland by historian Ruth Illingworth.
Works by James Joyce. Etexts
The James Joyce Checklist: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Materials
The James Joyce Literary Supplement
The James Joyce Quarterly
Wikipedia entry on James Joyce.
Poems from Poem Hunter.com
A site dedicated to the works of Patrick Kavanagh. The site also makes his uncollected poetry available to readers and students. It is maintained by the Trustees of the estate of his widow Katherine Kavanagh.
Patrick Kavanagh poems.
The Poetry Archive
The Patrick Kavanagh Centre
The Patrick Kavanagh Web site is dedicated to the Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh. This site provides information on the poet, his birth place of Inniskeen Co. Monaghan, the area today, the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, and there is an online book shop where you can buy Patrick Kavanagh’s poetry and prose.
Patrick Kavanagh. Wikipedia entry.
Mahon, Derek. Derek Mahon Wikipedia entry.
Derek Mahon. Poems and articles at The Poetry Foundation.
Derek Mahon. Guardian articles.
Complete Review Paul Muldoon page.
Sinéad Morrissey, Wikipedia entry.
Sinead Morrissey. A page on The British Council website.
Sinead Morrissey. Guardian article.
O’Brien, Edna. Edna O’Brien, an introduction.
Edna O’Brien. Paris Review interview.
Edna O’Brien. Guardian articles.
John O’Donohue. Wikipedia entry.
The John O’Donohue Website
Quotes by John O’Donohue
Jonathon Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels.
Synge, John Millington
Works by John Millington Synge at Project Gutenberg.
John Millington Synge, Wikipedia entry.
Colm Toibin Wikipedia entry
Oscar Wilde Homepage
Oscar Wilde etexts.
Oscar Wilde. VictoriaWeb. Overview and introduction.
Oscar Wilde, Wikipedia entry.
The Oscar Wilde Society (UK)
Yeats, William Butler
A searchable database of Yeats poems.
Yeats. The Life and Works of Yeats
A major online exhibition from The National Library of Ireland
The Yeats Society of New York
The William Butler Yeats Collection at Bartleby.com
The Sligo Yeats Society
A non-profit voluntary society established in 1958. It has sought to service the needs of those interested in Yeats and to promote the association of the Sligo region with the poet’s work.
W. B. Yeats Nobel Prize Archive
W. B. Yeats Wikipedia entry.
W. B. Yeats. Academy of American Poets
Yeats internet forum.