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George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950.
My, my you're a general sort aren't you? Well, luckily, so was Shaw. Never one to really obnoxiously stick his nose in where it wasn't wanted, Shaw lived a respectable... Read more
Patrick Pearse / Padraig Mac Piarias - 1879-1916.
Pearse was a great proponent of the Irish language, a Revivalist, and a political leader to boot. Literature, whilst important in itself, had a gr... Read more
Jonathan Swift 1667-1745.
Swifty is it? By god you're a wily one. Kudos on being the most celebrated satirist in the English language but at what cost is your humour? Swift directed much of his eig... Read more
Oscar Wilde 1854-1900
A topical category! As we all know Wilde was the most amazing person ever to have existed so well done! Wit extraordinaire! A veritable headcase if ever there was one. The aes... Read more
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce 1882-1941
Wow. Wow. You scored Joyce. Wow. Jealous? Not I. To cut a long story short, you're the greatest novelist in the English language and you basically define twe... Read more
John Millington Synge 1871-1909.
Well done! Synge was wonderful. An excellent dramatist and linguist he recorded the idiomatic speech of those on the Aran Islands whilst simultaneously creating one ... Read more
Samuel Beckett 1906-1989
A dramatist, novelist AND a poet, my you're skilled! Beckett was wonderful, as Joyce's bitch he was humble but in pitting himself against the great Irish master he inverts a... Read more
James Clarence Mangan 1803-1849
James Clarence Mangan was not only a great poet but an extraordinarily weird person to boot. Mangan was a lonely and difficult man who suffered from mood swings, depr... Read more
William Butler Yeats 1865-1939
Yeats was a sap but sappish in the greatest possible ways. Spurned by his would-be wife, Maud Gonne, and self-imposed tyrant and commentator on all things Irish, Yeats... Read more
Lady Isabella Augusta Gregory 1852-1932
Lady Gregory was an esteemed translator, revivalist, dramatist and folklorist. Whilst coming from the gentile Anglo-Irish class she learnt Irish late in life ... Read more
Seamus Heaney 1939-present
Although technically from Northern Ireland, Seamus Heaney is one of Ireland's most successful poets. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1995. Every single Irish child... Read more
Brendan Behan 1923-1964
Oh you're the bowsie of Irish literature! Behan was a poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright who wrote in both Irish and English. He was also a committed Irish Repu... Read more
William Carleton 1794-1869
Carleton eh? Oh you did a brave thing but your countrymen won't thank you for it. William Carleton was the so-called 'buachaill bán' or 'white boy' of his family. Meaning:... Read more
Sean O'Casey 1880-1964
O' Casey was a major Irish dramatist and memoirist. A committed nationalist and socialist, he was the first Irish playwright of note to write about the Dublin working classes.... Read more
John Banville 1945 - present
*Quakes in boots* Oh my. Banville aka Benjamin Black is terrifying. But brilliant. Probably a lot like you. His own wife pronounced him as being like "a murderer who's ju... Read more
Conor McPherson 1971 - present
L'enfant terrible of contemporary Irish literature, unsuprisingly your pliable and somewhat exhuberant nature have earned you the accolade of being the youngest writer ... Read more