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Irish Authors and Poets

Irish Authors and Poets

Writers’ Worlds: Ireland’s Top Attractions for Literature Lovers

Ireland has a rich literary heritage. Writers' Worlds have fascinated literature lovers and developed top attractions through the island. Steeped in history and cultural identity, Irish literature often features classic Celtic mythology and folklore, harking...

Inspirational Irish Women Who Changed the World

Women have made incredible contributions to society and Ireland is no exception. Inspirational Irish women have transformed history and pioneered movements that still affect lives today. These inspirational women have defied convention and traditional gender...

Marina Carr: The Modern Day Lady Gregory

Marina Carr is a modern Irish playwright which has received a dozen critically acclaimed awards and whose work has been translated into many languages across the world. She has written over 20 plays and has...

Paul Muldoon | Irish Poet

A poetry prize winner, an Oxford Professor and a globally known, celebrated poet. But where did he start his amazing journey? Paul Muldoon has written over 30 poetry collections and is known worldwide for his...

Sean O’Casey | Greatest Irish Playwright

Sean O'Casey is known globally as an amazing Irish Playwright. He has written many plays that are still watched and studied widely today. He is known for many of his amazing plays, including his Dublin...

Derek Mahon: Ireland’s Leading Modern Poet

Derek Mahon is a widely known poet of the modern literary world. Loving Literature from a young age, his talent showed. However, as a young adult, was unsure if Literature was something he should pursue....

Irish Author Elizabeth Bowen | Life and Legacy

Elizabeth Bowen is a famous Irish author who is remembered for her literary works. She is known for her novels and short stories, which have been made into television and film. Some of her most...

Irish Author Edna O’Brien | A Controversial Writer

An international success, PEN Award winner, and an autobiographical author. Irish Author Edna O'Brien has lived and written about, an extraordinary life. She continues to shock, and please the world with her controversial, yet beautiful...

Bram Stoker: Gothic Ireland and his famous Dracula

Bram Stoker is arguably one of Ireland's most famous authors, and he is known worldwide for his creation of the mythical monster Dracula. Throughout, and after, his life he received a lot of appreciation for...

Successful Authors from Derry – James Burke & More

Ireland has produced many famous authors and we celebrate all. Derry is the 4th largest city in Ireland, therefore, it is no surprise that this city has produced many famous faces. Here are just a...

Irish Author Maria Edgeworth and her Life Work

Maria Edgeworth is another famous author from our Island called Ireland. She created many children and adult novels throughout her life and played a role in the evolution of the Novel across Europe.  Continue reading below...

Brian Friel: His Life Work and Legacy

Brian Friel is a large name within Ireland's literary world. During his lifetime he created many poems, plays and short stories. In addition, he created many well-known pieces, for example, Transitions and Faith Healer, and...