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A Literary Tour of Ireland Elizabeth Healy

A Literary Tour of Ireland

Elizabeth Healy

Published May 1st 2002
ISBN : 9780863277313
Paperback
272 pages
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First published in 1995, this is a journey around Irelands literary landscape. Elizabeth Healy has travelled twenty routes on her all-Ireland circuit. Visiting monastery and mountain range, holy well and mansion house, the hidden Ireland and itsMoreFirst published in 1995, this is a journey around Irelands literary landscape. Elizabeth Healy has travelled twenty routes on her all-Ireland circuit. Visiting monastery and mountain range, holy well and mansion house, the hidden Ireland and its public face, she leads us from Synges Wicklow and OConnors Cork through Kerrys old and new traditions, all along the western seaboard, out to Liam OFlahertys Aran islands. Rekindling the lyric mood with Yeats at Knocknarea, the reader will discover the Donegal of Peader ODonnell, Derry of the playwrights, Heaneys Mossbawn, Ben Kielys Tyrone. Via Belfast into Antrims glens in the company of the Brontes, Macneice, Hewitt, Carson - a host of voices- and reenact the tale of The Tain. The youthful villages of Goldsmith, Lavin, Kavanagh, Edgeworth, McGahern and others prepare us for Dublins myriads of literary streets and fictions. With Wilde, Shaw and Swift, Ocasy, Joyce and Beckett - pouring words upon cityscapes, and finally entering the Liffey to complete the journey.