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Irish Authors and Poets

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...

Irish Author: Cecelia Ahern – Book and Film Success

Here at ConnollyCove, we take pride in all the famous writers Ireland has produced. Cecelia Ahern is a contemporary author who has had major book and film success throughout her ongoing career.Continue reading to discover...

Oscar Wilde: His Journey, Fame and Downfall

Here at ConnollyCove we love everything and everyone Irish. Continue reading to discover the Life, Work, Fame, and Downfall of the famous Irish playwright Oscar Wilde.  Early LifeOscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on the...

William Butler Yeats: A Poet’s Journey

Here at ConnollyCove, we love all things literature. Continue reading to discover the life, success and journey of poet William Butler Yeats. W. B. Yeats | Life (1865-1939)William Butler Yeats is the son of acclaimed artist...

Samuel Beckett: An Irish Author

Here at ConnollyCove, we love all literature. Continue reading to discover the life and success of the Irish author: Samuel Beckett. Beckett: The Irish Author's LifeSamuel Barclay Beckett was born in Foxrock, Dublin, on 13th April...

James Joyce: His Life, Work and Legacy

James Joyce was a phenomenal Irish author, short story writer, and poet, his work is still studied today and inspires keen writers all around the world. James Joyce had a unique skill to bring words...

Lady Gregory: An Often Overlooked Author

Lady Gregory is often forgotten about when discussing Irish literature. Often paired with William Butler Yeats. After much research, she has been given the credit she deserved. Throughout her life she wrote much drama, folklore...

Two Authors | One Man | John Banville

Two writers, one man. An exploration of the styles of John Banville and Benjamin Black: his life, work and success. Young Life and Work: Home life: John Banville was born and raised in Wexford, Ireland. Growing up alongside...

Roddy Doyle: Famous Irish Writer

An Irish Novelist, Teacher and Screenwriter.. continue reading to explore the life and work of famous Irish writer Roddy Doyle.Background Born in Dublin, Ireland, on the 8th May 1958. He was raised in Kilbarrack and attended...

Seamus Heaney: His Life | His Work | His Successes

Farming background, country at war, teacher, writer, Nobel Prize winner... continue reading to learn about how Seamus Heaney's life experiences shaped his writing, and how he became a famous author going onto win the Nobel...
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Famous Irish Authors Who Helped Promote Irish Tourism

Every country around the world prides itself on its culture and heritage, and who better to represent a country’s culture than its public figures, especially its authors.Ireland has a long history of bringing forth perhaps...