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Salkeld, Blanaid 0

Salkeld, Blanaid

Blanaid Salkeld was born in Chittagone, India (now Pakistan), where her father was a friend of Rabindranath Tagore, and grew up in Ireland. She returned to India with her husband in 1902, and spent...

Eva Salzman 0

Salzman, Eva

Eva Salzman grew up in Brooklyn and on Long Island, USA. Her collections are The English Earthquake (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, Bloodaxe, 1992), which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation; Bargain With The Watchman (Oxford, UK,...

Jack Scoltock 0

Scoltock, Jack

Jack Scoltock was born in Derry in 1942. His novels for children are Quest Of The Royal Twins (Dublin, Wolfhound Press, 1988); Rumble In The Jungle (Wolfhound Press, 1989); Badger Beano And The Magic...

Maurice Scully 0

Scully, Maurice

Maurice Scully was born in Dublin in 1952. From 1981 – 2006 he was engaged on a single project, the 8-book Things That Happen, currently available in 4 vols as 5 Freedoms of Movement...

John W. Sexton 0

Sexton, John W.

John W. Sexton was born in London, of Irish parents, in 1958. He is the author of one collection, The Prince’s Brief Career (Cairn Mountain Publishing, 1995). He has published two children’s novels, The...

Lorna Shaughnessy 0

Shaughnessy, Lorna

Lorna Shaughnessy was born in Belfast. Her poetry collections are Torching The Brown River (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 2008); and The Witness Tree (Salmon Poetry, 2011) She has published two translations of contemporary...

George Bernard Shaw 0

Shaw, George Bernard

George Bernard Shaw was born in 1856 at 33 Synge Street, Dublin. His place of birth is now a museum in his honour. His novels include Immaturity (composed and serialized, 1879, published 1931, cf...

Sheehan O’Connor, Kathleen 0

Sheehan O’Connor, Kathleen

Kathleen Sheehan O’Connor was born in Waterford. Her novels are Silver Harvest (Cork, Emperor Publishing, 1992); Hold Back the Tide (Emperor, 1994); The Son of a Nobody (Dublin, Attic Press, 1995); By Shannon’s Way...

Eileen Sheehan 0

Sheehan, Eileen

Eileen Sheehan was born in Scartaglin, Co Kerry, in 1963. Her poetry is collected as Song of the Midnight Fox (Tralee, Doghouse, 2004); and Down the Sunlit Hall (Doghouse, 2008). She is the winner...

Ronan Sheehan 2

Sheehan, Ronan

Ronan Sheehan was born in Dublin in 1953. His novels are Tennis Players (Dublin, Co-Op Books, 1977); and Foley’s Asia (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 1999). His volume of short stories is Boy with an...

Eamon Sheridan 1

Sheridan, Eamonn

Eamonn Sheridan was born Dublin 1938. His memoir is Me Father was a Hero and Me Mother is a Saint (New York, Strategic Book Group, 2011). He lives in Enniscorthy Co. Wexford.

Jim Sheridan 0

Sheridan, Jim

Jim Sheridan was born in Dublin in 1949. He is best known as a film director but his early work was in the theatre. His plays are Journal of a Hole ([co-author Neil Jordan]...

John D. Sheridan 0

Sheridan, John Desmond

John Desmond Sheridan (John D. Sheridan) was born in 1903. His novels include Vanishing Spring (Dublin, The Talbot Press/London: Rich ∓ Cowan, 1934); Paradise Alley (The Talbot Press, 1945); and The Magnificent MacDarney (The...

Peter Sheridan 1

Sheridan, Peter

Peter Sheridan was born in Dublin in 1952. His plays include Paint it Black (Project Theatre, 1971); No Entry (Dublin, Project Arts Centre, 1976); Women at Work([co-author Jim Sheridan] Team Educational Company, 1976); The...

James Simmons 0

Simmons, James

James Simmons was born in Derry in 1933 and educated at Campbell College, Belfast, and at Leeds University. He taught in Northern Ireland and for three years in the sixties at Ahmadu Bellow University,...

Peter Sirr 0

Sirr, Peter

Peter Sirr was born in Waterford in 1960. In 1982 he won the Patrick Kavanagh Award and in 1983 the poetry prize at Listowel Writers’ Week. His collections of poetry are Marginal Zones (Loughcrew,...

Knute Skinner 0

Skinner, Knute

Knute Skinner was born in 1929 in St. Louis, USA. His collections include Stranger with a Watch (Francestown, NH, The Golden Quill Press, 1965); A Close Sky over Killaspuglonane (Dublin, Dolmen Press, 1968; 2nd...

Jo Slade 0

Slade, Jo

Jo Slade studied Art and Design at the Limerick and National Colleges of Art and Design and exhibits her paintings widely. Her collections are In Fields I Hear Them Sing (Galway, Salmon Poetry, 1989);...

Michael Smith 0

Smith, Michael

Michael Smith was born in Dublin in 1942. He founded New Writers’ Press in 1967, which published Thomas McGreevey, Denis Devlin, Brian Coffey, and other neglected modernist poets, as well as numerous younger poets....

Paul Smith Memorial 0

Smith, Paul

Paul Smith was born in Dublin on October 4, either in 1920 or 1925. He lived abroad for many years, in Canada, where he worked in radio, the UK, Australia, and Sweden, and where...

Sydney Bernard Smith 0

Smith, Sydney Bernard

Sydney Bernard Smith was born in Glasgow in 1936 and raised in Portstewart, Co Derry. His work has been broadcast on RTÉ, BBC and Channel 4 (UK), and staged in Ireland, at the Edinburgh...

Smyth, Cherry 0

Smyth, Cherry

Cherry Smyth was born in Ballymoney, County Antrim and grew up in Portstewart, Co Derry. Her poetry collections are When the Lights Go (Belfast, Lagan Press, 2001); and One Wanted Thing (Lagan Press, 2006)....

Damian Smyth 0

Smyth, Damian

Damian Smyth was born in Downpatrick, Co Down, in 1962. His poetry collections are Downpatrick Races (Belfast, Lagan Press, 2000); The Down Recorder (Belfast, Lagan Press, 2004); Lamentations (Belfast, Lagan Press, 2010) and Market...

Gerard Smyth 0

Smyth, Gerard

Gerard Smyth was born in Dublin in 1951. He published a chapbook, The Flags are Quiet (Dublin, New Writers’ Press, 1969), in an edition of 90 copies. His full collections are World Without End...

Dermot Somers 1

Somers, Dermot

Dermot Somers was born in Roscommon, in 1947. His short story collections are Mountains And Other Ghosts (London, Diadem Books, 1990); At The Rising of the Moon (London, Bàton Wicks/Cork, Collins Press, 1994), which...

Speranza, Lady Jane Wilde 0

Speranza (Wilde, Jane Francesca)

Jane Francesca Wilde, also known as Speranza, was born Jane Frances Agnes Elgee, in Dublin, probably in 1821. She witnessed the funeral of Thomas Davis in 1845 and subsequently read his poetry, which awakened...

Eddie Stack 0

Stack, Eddie

Eddie Stack was born in Ennistymon, Co. Clare and emigrated to the United States in 1986. He settled in San Francisco and founded The Island, an Irish journal. His short story collections are The...

James Stephens 0

Stephens, James

James Stephens was born in Dublin in 1882. In his early years he was a solicitor’s clerk, and later Registrar of the National Gallery of Ireland. Amongst his many literary friends was James Joyce,...

Lisa Steppe 0

Steppe, Lisa

Lisa Steppe was born in Germany and moved to Ireland in 1984. Her publications in German are, as Elisabeth Steppe, die kasematte (Schwabenverlag, Ruit bein Stuttgart, 1971); and as Lisa Steppe, Island (Berlin, edition...

Stern, James 0

Stern, James

James Stern was born in Co Meath in 1904. He emigrated to South Africa and later to Frankfurt and New York. His books include The Heartless Land (London, MacMillan, 1932); Something Wrong (MacMillan); The...

Laurence Sterne by Sir Joshua Reynolds 0

Sterne, Laurence

Laurence Sterne was born in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, in 1713. His father was an English officer, and his birth there was coincident with this fact. The family returned to England when the regiment was...

Bram Stoker in 1906 0

Stoker, Bram

Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker was born in Marino Crescent in Clontarf, Dublin, in 1847. Stoker married Oscar Wilde’s former sweetheart Florence Balcombe in 1878 and moved with her to London where he became business manager...

Eithne Strong 0

Strong, Eithne

Eithne Strong was born in Limerick in 1925. Her poetry includes Cirt Oibre (Coiscéim, 1980); Fuill agus Fallaí (Coiscéim, 1983); Aoife fe Ghlas (Coiscéim, 1990); An Sagart Pinc (Coiscéim, 1990); Poetry Quartos (Dublin, Runa...

francisstuart 0

Stuart, Francis

Francis Stuart was born in Australia in 1902. His plays include Men Crowd me Round (1933); and Strange Guest (1940). His short prose was collected in States of Mind (Dublin,Raven Arts Press, 1983). His...

Breda Sullivan 0

Sullivan, Breda

Breda Sullivan was born in Athlone in 1945. She has published two poetry collections, A Smell of Camphor (Galway, Salmon Poetry, 1992); After the Ball (The Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 1998); and Sculpture...

Eamonn Sweeney 0

Sweeney, Eamonn

Eamonn Sweeney was born in Sligo in 1968. His novels are Waiting for the Healer (London, Picador, 1998); and The Photograph (Picador, 2000). His books on sport include There’s Only One Red Army (Dublin,...

sweeney m la coupole 0

Sweeney, Matthew

Matthew Sweeney was born in Co Donegal in 1952. His poetry collections include A Dream of Maps (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, 1981); A Round House (London, Alison & Busby/ Raven, 1983); The Lame Waltzer...

Jonathan Swift 0

Swift, Jonathan

Jonathan Swift was born on the 30 November 1667, at 7 Hoey’s Court, Dublin. His father, according to the Cabinet of Irish Literature, was a full cousin of the poet Dryden. His mother moved...

John Millington Synge 0

Synge, John Millington

John Millington Synge was born in 1871 in Rathfarnham, Dublin. He studied music in Germany and lived in Paris, where he wrote literary criticism, and where he met WB Yeats, who famously persuaded him...

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