THE MUNSTER DIASPORA

The Munster Diaspora
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Order Filí agus Filíocht an Bhlascaoid Mhóir, poetry from the Great Blasket Island, translated and edited by Séamas Ó Scannláin (Mercier Press 2003, ISBN 1 85635 416 4), from litríocht.com.

The province of Munster in southwest Ireland includes the counties of Cork, Kerry and Waterford, three counties where Irish continues to be spoken. A bastion of Gaeic literature in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, Munster has provided modern Irish literature with many vibrant and enduring voices. Irish in Munster is somewhat weaker today than formerly, and, the better to further their ambitions, many of its sons and daughters haved moved to other provinces, Leinster and Connaught for example, where they make their homes in Dublin and Galway. Transcript introduces Alan Titley, Liam Ó Muirthile, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Louis de Paor.





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