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An interactive map of Ireland’s literary landscape August 14, 2015 – Posted in: infographics

The digital marketing folks at the Killarney Hotels Group in Ireland have put together this visual.  It’s an interactive StoryMap called  ‘A Literary Landscape of Ireland’ and features Ireland’s most prolific writers and poets and the places that featured prominently in their lives. I didn’t know that JRR Tolkien spent time in Ireland while writing Lord of the Rings and that the origin of the character Gollum might very well have come from the name…

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Easter with Yeats March 31, 2013

Easter, 1916. by W.B. Yeats. 4to, original bright green printed wrappers.  Easter, 1916, the first publication of one of Yeats’ greatest poems, and the rarest of all of the poet’s publications. The Easter Rising and the Proclamation of the Irish Republic began on Monday, April 24, and lasted until April 30, 1916. Of the uprising Yeats wrote:  The Dublin tragedy has been a great sorrow and anxiety. . . . I have little doubt there…

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