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In Irish legend, white crested waves of the sea are poetically called the horses of Manannan. They are guardians, and protectors of the innocent.
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Newgrange, in Ireland is older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. "There is no agreement about what the site was used for, but it has been speculated that it had religious significance – it is aligned with the rising sun and its light floods the chamber on the Winter Solstice." -wiki
Manannán mac Lir is a sea deity in Irish mythology. He is the son of the obscure Lir (in Irish the name is “Lear”, meaning “Sea”; “Lir” is the genitive form of the word). He is often seen as a psychopomp, and has strong affiliations with the Otherworld, the weather and the mists between the worlds. He is usually associated with the Tuatha Dé Danann, although most scholars consider him to be of an older race of deities. Manannán figures widely in Irish literature, and appears also in Scottish and
A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests in his essay that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling children as food. By doing this he mocks the authority of the British officials.
A Modest Proposal
C. S. Lewis The Mountains of Mourne inspired Lewis to write The Chronicles of Narnia. About them, Lewis wrote "I have seen landscapes ... which, under a particular light, make me feel that at any moment a giant might raise his head over the next ridge."
C. S. Lewis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On the 15th of March 1852 Lady Isabella Augusta Gregory (née Persse) was born in Roxborough, Co. Galway. Lady Gregory was a poet, writer, playwright, folklorist, translator of Irish literature and theatre manager. With William Butler Yeats and Edward Martyn she founded the Irish Literary Theatre and in 1904 became a director of the Abbey Theatre with Yeats and John Synge. The portrait of Lady Gregory is by John Butler Yeats and is in the National gallery of Ireland, Dublin.
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Táin Bó Cúailnge (Irish pronunciation: "the driving-off of cows of Cooley", commonly known as The Cattle Raid of Cooley or The Táin) is a legendary tale from early Irish literature, often considered an epic, although it is written primarily in prose rather than verse. It tells of a war against Ulster by the Connacht queen Medb and her husband Ailill, who intend to steal the stud bull Donn Cuailnge, opposed only by the teenage Ulster hero Cú Chulainn.
Irish-born playwright George Bernard Shaw, 90 years old, stands in the yard of his home in the Hertfordshire village of Ayot St. Lawrence, England, in 1946. He was awarded the Nobel for Literature in 1925.
Irish Paintings by Barrie Maguire
"Frequently called Ireland’s most Irish city, this coastal metropolis is a place where Celtic culture and literature have long thrived, often in the traditional Gaelic language."
36 Hours in Galway, Ireland
Oscar Wilde, The Picture Of Dorian Gray
On the 13th of June 1865 one of the towering figures of Irish literature, the Nobel Laureate William Butler Yeats was born in Sandymount, Dublin. Yeats was a poet and playwright, a central figure in the Irish cultural revival of the early twentieth century, a founder of the Abbey Theatre and the recipient of the 1923 Nobel Prize for literature.
...How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face; And bending down beside the glowing bars, Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled And paced upon the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars. from "When You are Old" W.B.Yeats