Well. Let’s start out at the Ireland Literature Exchange. They got a good Author Database.
Irish Writers Online: http://www.irishwriters-online.com/
Ireland has got as many as four Nobel Prize winners:
1923: William Butler Yeats http://www.yeats-sligo.com/
1925: George Bernard Shaw http://shaw.thefreelibrary.com/
1969: Samuel Beckett http://www.samuel-beckett.net/
1995: Seamus Heany http://www.seamusheaney.org/
And «a 5th», who never got it: James Joyce http://www.jamesjoyce.ie/
Nobel Prizes: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/
Search for Poets:
Search for Short Story Writers:
Search for Dramatists:
Search for novelists:
Introduce yourself to Irish Literature, by getting s o m e of these books.
Consult your travel guide, ask at the book store.
I recommend starting out at the book store at The Dublin Writers Museum.
Thomas Kinsella The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse
Matthew Campbell The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry
Patrick Crotty Modern Irish Poetry: An Anthology
John Montague Faber Book of Irish Verse
Padraic Colum Anthology of Irish Verse
Fallon\Mahon The Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish Verse
Bob Blaisdell Irish Verse: An Anthology
William Trevor The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories
Frank O’Connor Classic Irish Short Stories
Vivian Mercier Classic Irish Short Stories
Joseph O’Connor New Irish Short Stories
Anne Enright The Granta Book of The Irish Short Story
Schrank\Demastes Irish Playwrights, 1880-1995
John Harrington Modern Irish Drama
Sanford Sternlicht A Reader`s Guide To Modern Irish Drama
Stephen Regan Anthology of Irish Literature in English 1789-1939
Julia M. Wright Irish Literature 1750-1900: An Anthology (Blackw. Anth.)
John W. Foster Irish Novels 1890-1940
Robert Welch The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature
Capris http://www.capris.no/default.aspx (Scandinavia)
Random House http://www.randomhouse.com/
Read Ireland http://www.readireland.ie/
Penguin Ireland http://www.penguin.ie/
In Dublin, N o r t h Side:
Eason 40 O’Connell Street Lower Ph: (0)1 8583800
Eason The Busaras Ph: (0)1 8781149
Eason Talbot Street Ph: (0)1 8727010
The Winding Stair Bookshop & Cafe 40 Ormond Quay Lower Ph: (0)1 8726576
Scripture Union Book & Music Centre 40 Talbot Street Ph: (0)1 8363764
Cathedral Books Ltd 4 Sackville Place Ph: (0)1 8745284
Book Bargains 75 Abbey Street Middle Ph: (0)1 8735772
Alan Hanna New Book Shop 3 Kevin Street Lower Ph: (0)1 4751828
Waterstone’s Jervis Centre, Mary Street Ph: (0)1 8781311
In Dublin, S o u t h Side:
The Secret Book & Record Store 15a Wicklow Street Ph: (0)1 6797272
Hodges & Figgis 56\58 Dawson Street Ph: (0)1 6774754
The Flying Pig Book Shop 17 Crowe Square\Temp. Bar Ph: (0)1 6795099
Books Upstairs 36 College Green Ph: (0)1 6796687
There are so many, many book shops in Dublin, often more than one on the same street.
If you are staying on the north side, one of the shop I’ve listed, will probably be close by…
I made a shorter list from the south side, more special ones. If you’re after a good experience, visit The Winding Stair, on the north side, and Books Upstairs, down south. Hodges & Figgis, is one of the biggest book shops in Europe, you’ll get just about anything.
(While on Dawson Street, pop by the http://www.celticwhiskeyshop.com/).