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It Runs In the Family

It Runs In the Family

It’s rare enough to have one famous artist in the family, rarer still to have two. The parents of Thomas and John Kinsella – lauded Irish poet and composer, respectively – must have been doing something right. The Kinsella boys, who grew up in the Dublin suburb of Inchicore to a family employed in the…

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U2: Brendan Kennelly’s Number One Fans

U2: Brendan Kennelly’s Number One Fans

Like many Irish people, the poet Brendan Kennelly is a fan of the band U2. However, Kennelly has a leg up on his fellow U2 fans: the band is a fan of him. Kennelly is often called “the people’s poet” for his open, accessible style, (Dublin’s Sunday Tribune). Kennelly’s epic poem, The Book of Judas,…

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Paula Meehan: Rebel with a Cause

Paula Meehan: Rebel with a Cause

Paula Meehan, born in Dublin in 1955, spent much of her childhood in England before finishing her primary school education at Dublin’s Central Model Girls’ School in Gardiner Street.  She began her secondary school education at St. Michael’s Holy Faith Covent in Finglas, but her time there was short lived.  Meehan was expelled from the…

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