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  • A miracle, not a crime: gender balance, race and poetry in The Irish Times

    Martin Doyle of the Irish Times responds to the MEAS report on Gender, Race and Publishers Irish Times Poetry Reviews 2013-2018.


    A miracle, not a crime: gender balance, race and poetry in The Irish Times


    “After spending a long time looking at the figures,” wrote Anne Enright in he...

  • Gender, Race and Publishers in Irish Times Poetry Reviews 2013-2018

    URL:  https://measorg481844298.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/gender-race-and-publishers-in-irish-times-poetry-reviews-2013-2018-1.pdf

    EDIT 06/02/2020

    On foot of the Irish Times response to the above linked MEAS report at URL http://www.rascal.ac.uk/institutions/fired-irish-women-poets-and-canon/mira...

  • The Irish Women Poets of Elliptical Movements

    Billy Mills, poet, editor, formerly literary journalist at guardian.co.uk blogs at Elliptical Movements

    For some years Billy has been collating and logging the work of Irish women poets

    Category URL: https://ellipticalmovements.wordpress.com/category/irish-women-poets/

    Bio: Billy Mills was born D...

  • MEAS, Measuring Equality in the Arts Sector: Literature in Ireland

    MEAS is a new organisation set up to monitor and report on equality in the arts sector in Ireland, with a particular focus on the literary arts.

    We gather quantitative data and prepare annual reports for stakeholders and interested parties to provide an accurate account of the literary landscape in...

  • The Jewish Gazette

    The Jewish Gazette is an Irish monthly journal, published from January to December 1933 and February 1934.

  • Belfast Jewish Record

    The Belfast Jewish Record is described in the first issue in 1954 as a 'communal magazine'. The editorial also states:

    "The Record should become the platform from which the ecclesiastical and lay leaders of the community can issue important announcements, and which will be at the same time a tribun...

  • Hussey Map

    A 17th Century manuscript estate map for Ballingarry, Slieveardagh, Co. Tipperary.

  • Private acts of parliament

    This is a small collection of local interest private acts of parliament ranging from 1695 to 1905. An individual (wealthy, influential and of course male) who for example wanted a divorce or who wanted to undo some family arrangement about property had to finance a private act of parliament to achie...

  • Cole Bowen Papers

    This is a large collection of mainly 19th century estate material, rentals and maps of the Cole Bowen family based in Cork (Bowen’s Court, Co. Cork). However the bulk of their land was in Tipperary amounting to around 5,000 acres.

  • Murphy family, Ballinamona collection

    This is a collection of family and estate papers from the Murphys of Ballinamona.

  • The Sam Melbourne Scrapbook Collection

    A collection of GAA scrapbooks put together by Sam Melbourne over a forty year period.

  • Nodstown National School

    Nodstown National School records from 1841 - 1987

  • Lough Derg Yacht Club

    A miscellaneous collection of records and documents relating to Lough Derg Yacht Club founded 1836.The collection includes minute books, accounts, regatta programmes and books, members lists, general correspondence, a short history of the club, lease and building & club improvements. 

    A large colle...

  • The Bagwell Papers

    This is a large collection of papers relating to the Bagwell family of Tipperary. It relates entirely to estate matters from the 17th century Butler Ormonde interest to the end of the 20th century when the Bagwell connection with Clonmel finally ended.


  • Poor Law Union Records

    A collection of records from Tipperary Poor Law Unions. Mainly minute and rate books.

  • Fired! Bibliography

    Fired! Bibliography collated by Laura Loftus. 

    Bertram, Vicki.  Gendering Poetry: Men and Women Poets. Pandora Press. 2004.

    Bhreathnach-Lynch, Sighle, Landscape, Space, and Gender: Their Role in the Construction of Female Identity in Newly-Independent Ireland’, Canadian Women’s Studies is, vol . ...

  • Now I am a tower of Darkness; Emerging genealogies by Walt Hunter

    Published / Digitised / Open Access / Jacket2 Magazine

    Now I am a tower of Darkness; Emerging genealogies by Walt Hunter

    Jacket2 Magazine URLhttps://jacket2.org/commentary/now-i-am-tower-darkness

    Walt Hunter is assistant professor of world literature at Clemson University and visiting lecturer...

  • The Pledge [Related Documents]

    Files for Darcy 'Works Cited ': The Pledge: Critical Works Cited, Published, The Pledge (Website, 2017


    Works cited in Preamble to the Pledge: URL: https://thepledgearchived.home.blog/

    A list of critical works and articles related to...

  • Poetry by Women in Ireland: A Critical Anthology 1870–1970 edited by Dr Lucy Collins

    Poetry by Women in Ireland: A Critical Anthology 1870–1970 edited by Dr Lucy Collins

    Copyright Date: 2012

    Published byLiverpool University Press

    Restricted access via JSTOR: https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1gn6dkq

    MLA: Collins, Lucy, editor. Poetry by Women in Ireland: A Critical Anthology 1...

  • Dunn Family Collection

    Donated to WIMA by David K. Dunn, the Dunn Family Collection contains the manuscripts, books, sheet music, recordings, artifacts and ephemera collected by Michael J. Dunn. Musician and instrument maker/repairer Michael J. Dunn (1855 - 1935)

  • Why Has Poet Lola Ridge Disappeared? On The Historical Erasure Of Political Women Artists

    Terese Svoboda on her biography of Lola Ridge Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet (for Lithub).

    Lola Ridge (1874-1941) was a very prominent proletariat modernist poet—the New York Times said at the time of her death that she was one of the best poets in the country–but p...

  • I am a poet without a landscape, a woman poet without a narrative heritage. (Irish Times)

    A meditation on publishing in an Irish Poetry landscape which has disavowed the woman poet's voice in numerous iterations throughout the writing life of the poet by C. Murray, for the Irish Times.

    Published / Digitised / Open Access / Irish Times/


    I am a poet without a landscape, a wo...

  • "The Influence of Absences" by Moyra Donaldson

    Moyra Donaldson delineates her response to  Alex Pryce, “Ambiguous Silences? Women in Anthologies of Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry”, Peer English 9 (2014).

    URL: http://www.rascal.ac.uk/institutions/fired-irish-women-poets-and-canon/alex-pryce-papers

    I’ve told the story before, of how I went t...

  • A prosaic lack of women in the Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets

    Mary O'Donnell writes for Fired! Published Irish Times (Mon, Jan 8, 2018)

    A prosaic lack of women in the Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets


    It’s almost 100 years since women were granted franchise, and a start to some kind of social equality. If you were 30 or over, you could vote. Give...

  • The White Blackbird; The Marginalisation of Irish Women Poets from Literary Magazines During the 1980s

    The White Blackbird; The Marginalisation of Irish Women Poets from Literary Magazines During the 1980s.

    Online article published, The Honest Ulsterman Magazine (February, 2018)


     This neglect of Irish women poets stems from something deeper within the Irish literary community that has...

  • Freda Laughton (1907-1995)

    Now I am a Tower of Darkness: A Critical History of Poetry by Women in Ireland by Emma Penney

    Freda Laughton  (1907-1995) was born in Bristol and moved to Co. Down after her marriage. She published one collection of poetry, A Transitory House (Jonathan Cape, 1945) but little else is known about her...

  • Irish Office Collection

    In 1928 the reference library of the Irish Office in London was transferred to the Oireachtas Library.

  • Dublin Castle Collection

    In 1924 the reference library of the Chief Secretary’s Office was transferred from Dublin Castle to the Houses of the Oireachtas.

  • The Pledge [Related Documents]

    Access to the forms related to the Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon pledge forms and associated documents can be found Via this URLhttps://thepledgearchived.home.blog/ Signing The Pledge opens access to an embedded Google form, where the signatory can leave a comment and document their prote...

  • Irish Women Poets [Pamphlets]

    Geraldine Plunkett Dillon's "Magnificat" (Published by The Candle Press, Dublin, 1917) Available online at The Internet Archive in [PDF/ DAISY, EPUB, KINDLE] formats

    Open Access URLhttps://archive.org/details/magnificat00pluniala/page/n6

    The text of Magnificat and images associated with Geraldin...

  • The Éamon Donnelly Collection

    The Collection contains the personal and political papers of Éamon Donnelly, a prominent Nationalist politician in Ireland during the 1920s and 1930s, and one of the founding members of Fianna Fáil. The collection also includes correspondence from leading figures including Éamon de Valera, Michael C...

  • The Hugh Irvine Collection

    The Collection, compiled by Hugh Irvine, a teacher in Kilkeel High School, contains c.700 items relating to local social and family history in the Kilkeel area. This includes photographs, postcards, receipts from local businesses, Ordnance Survey Maps, books, newspaper cuttings and detailed notes on...

  • De Buitléar

    The De Buitléar Collection accompanies the archive of the same name. It represents the scholarly and scientific interests of the well-known musician, film-maker and wildlife expert, Éamon de Buitléar (1930-2013). 

  • Hibernica Collection

    The Hibernica Collection, or Henry Collection as it was previously known, is a substantial collection of monographs, periodicals and pamphlets of general Irish interest and/or origin, being strongest in history and literature, and also including works of Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Breton. Officially...

  • Simms Collection (Irish)

    Significant collection of early monographs, pamphlets, bound letters etc pertaining to Ireland by foreign authors and/or by Irishmen printed abroad. Dating mainly from before 1701, the Simms collection contains many rare and important items that have been gathered together by a local book collector...

  • Thomson Collection

    Collection of scientific papers and notebooks, memoranda, lectures, correspondence etc of James Thomson (1822-1892), Professor of Engineering at Queen’s College, Belfast, 1857-1873. Various topics are highlighted in the collection reflecting Professor Thomson’s wide range of research interests. Thes...

  • Ross-Rosenzweig Collection

    Collection of monographs, periodicals and facsimilies, etc., on or relating to a variety of Hebrew and Jewish subjects and studies. Included are Hebrew texts relating to the interpretation, analysis and commentary on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Qumran community, alongside works of Hebrew literature...

  • Comintern Papers (Irish Labour Movement Papers)

    This collection comprises copies of files held in the Russian Archive for Social and Political History. The files pertain to the Irish labour movement and the history of Communism in Ireland and include speeches, reports, letters, agendas, fliers, handwritten notes, lists, telegrams, minutes and pos...

  • Gilbert Collection

    Papers, manuscripts and letters of the novelist Stephen Gilbert (1912-2010)

  • Gamble Library Irish Collection

    The Gamble Library Irish Collection is an essential resource for those researching Irish Church history. It contains approximately two thousand items relating to the wider religious and political history of the island and holds the biographies of many notable Irish personalities. The collection inco...

  • Bunting Collection

    Major collection of Irish musical manuscripts, notebooks and correspondence etc concerning the work of the Irish Music Collector and Musician, Edward Bunting (1773-1843) arising out of the Belfast Harpers Festival of 1792 and published in ‘A General Collection of Ancient Irish Music’ in 1796 (revise...

  • MacDouall Collection

    Collection of general literature, Sanskrit and comparative philology from the personal library of Charles MacDouall (1818-1883), first Professor of Latin at Queen's College, Belfast (1849-50) and second Professor of Greek (1850-78). The collection includes material relating to Classical, Eastern and...

  • Special Collections, Main Collections

    Established in 1849, the Library of Queen's University Belfast comprises one of the largest collections of books, periodicals and pamphlets held in Northern Ireland. One of the Library's great strengths lies in its department of Special Collections & Archives. Containing approximately 100,000 volume...

  • Kyllmann Correspondence

    Collection of 133 manuscript and typescript letters from 34 correspondents to Otto Kyllmann (d. 1958), senior partner of the publishing firm, Constable & Co., with typescript copies of 16 of his letters to various correspondents, and one note in his hand; the whole collection spanning the period 190...

  • MacAdam Manuscript

    Extant manuscript for an English-Irish Dictionary of Ulster Irish compiled for and in association with the Belfast born industrialist and Gaelic Scholar, Robert Shipboy MacAdam (1808-95).

  • Early Economics Collection

    This collection comprises works of early economic theory and philosophy dating from the 17th to the late 19th centuries.

  • Freedmen’s Bureau Records

    This collection provides a valuable insight in to the affairs of the Freedmen’s Bureau, its staff and those freedmen who had been emancipated after the Civil War. A valuable resource to anyone studying the period immediately after the American Civil War. The collection contains digitally photographe...

  • Foster Pamphlets

    Collection of 18th century pamphlets, magazines and reports etc compiled by John Foster, Baron Oriel (1740-1828), last Speaker of the Irish House of Commons. An important and unique assemblage of materials, the collection was compiled by Foster during his years of high political office in both the I...