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Get on your bike for the An Post Yeats Tour

The An Post Cycle Series, supported by An Post, the Irish Sports Council, and Local Sports Partnerships, encourages people of all fitness levels to get on their bikes in one of the five cycling tours across the country between May and September. The An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo kicks off the series on the May Bank Holiday Weekend and this year is part of the ‘Yeats 2015’ celebrations where cyclists can enjoy the wonderful scenery of Sligo, the spiritual home of the great poet.

An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo 2015

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The An Post Cycle Series, supported by An Post, the Irish Sports Council and local sports partnerships, encourages people of all fitness levels to get on their bikes in one of the five cycling tours across the country between May and September. The An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo kicks off the series on the May bank holiday weekend and this year is part of the Yeats 2015 celebrations where cyclists can enjoy the wonderful scenery of Sligo, the spiritual home of the great poet.

Letter from Ted Hughes to Sylvia Plath’s mother, Aurelia, March 15, 1963

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Dear Aurelia, It has not been possible for me to write this letter before now...

The boy who learned ‘slabs of poetry’

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Seamus Heaney was not quite sure whether, as an adult, he ‘invented backwards’ some of his earliest fascination with words, but he didn’t think so. Because he could still picture the small boy absorbed by the old wireless in his farmhouse home, between Castledawson and Toomebridge, in Northern Ireland.* He would touch and pronounce some of the names on its dial, such as Hilversum, Stuttgart and Leipzig.

Sharon Olds: poems not afraid to get naked

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THE GUARDIAN has described Sharon Olds as “America’s greatest living poet”. There are others who have claim to that title – Charles Simic, Gary Snyder, and John Ashbery spring to mind.

Why are the initials of James Joyce missing from Coole’s famous tree?

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What would have happened to James Joyce had he come to the relative comforts of Coole, instead of opting for hardship and exile and the life of a wandering artist in Europe?

A missed opportunity

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There is often more drama in the board room of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, than what is presented on its stage. Following a famous conversation in Doorus House, Kinvara, one rainy afternoon in 1897, Lady Augusta Gregory of Coole Park, Edward Martyn of Ardrahan, and the young poet WB Yeats agreed to set up the Irish Literary Theatre. Theatre at the time was mainly influenced by the popular British music hall variety; and melodrama. It was agreed that day in Co Galway that the new Irish theatre would ‘embody and perpetuate Irish feeling, genius, and modes of thought’.

Patrick Kavanagh in Kilkenny - 50 years on

He was the classic grumpy old man. He was loud, he was vulgar and his social habits left a lot to be desired.

Conor Mark Kavanagh goes Over The Edge

RTÉ NEWS reporter Conor Mark Kavanagh will read a selection of his poetry at the December Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library, St Augustine Street, on Thursday December 17 at 6.30pm.

 

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