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Arts and Literary Organisations (including writers groups)

AosdánaAn affiliation of creative artists in Ireland. Membership is by peer nomination and election and limited to 250 living artists who have produced a distinguished body of work. Visit website … Arts & Business Northern Ireland
Helping business and the arts work together in truly mutual partnerships. Visit website … Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

The national development agency for the arts in Ireland. Visit website …

 Arts Council of Northern Ireland

The development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. Visit website …

 Business to ArtsBrokers, enables and supports creative partnerships between business, individuals and the arts. Visit website … Carlow Writers’ Co-opa supportive group of writers who meet regularly in Teach Dolmen (on Tullow Street in Carlow Town). They bring their work to the group for collective critique ending each evening with a social drink. Visit website … Clár na Leabhar GaeilgeScríbhneoireacht, Foilsitheoireacht agus Léitheoireacht na Gaeilge a chothú. Suíomh Gréasáin Culture Ireland/Cultúr ÉireannPromoting Irish arts worldwide. Visit website … Dublin Writers Museum18 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Museum includes collection and displays in Irish literature, and the lives and works of individual Irish writers. Visit website …

Contents

  • Arts and Literary Organisations (including writers groups)
  • Author Websites
  • Blogs (Literary and Publishing)
  • Book Clubs
  • Bookshops, Book Sellers, Distributors, Library Suppliers
  • Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Journalism
  • Drama and Theatre
  • Editorial and Design Resources
  • E-publishing
  • Festivals and Events
  • Grants and Bursaries
  • Libraries
  • Literary Competitions and Prizes
  • Literary Magazines
  • Literary Resources – Irish themes and interests
  • Poetry
  • Press, Publicity, Media Resources
  • Printing and Publishing Platforms
  • Publishing Assistance and Advice
  • Web Design and Web Publishing
  • Recommended Reading

Fermanagh Writers

Formed in 2009, Fermanagh Writers members’ diverse backgrounds, writing goals and experience has created a unique entity in County Fermanagh. Visit website … Fighting WordsBehan Square, Russell Street, Dublin 1 (close to Croke Park). A creative writing centre, established by Roddy Doyle and Sean Love. Helps students of all ages to develop their writing skills and to explore their love of writing. Visit website … Illustrators IrelandSupporting the development of illustration in Ireland; providing means by which these artists can promote themselves individually and through group activities. Visit website … The Ireland Chair of PoetryTrust set up following award of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Seamus Heaney, in 1998. Visit website … Irish Centre for Poetry StudiesPoetry Studies at DCU encourages research, discussion and debate, allowing for all scholars with an interest in poetry to constellate. Visit website … The Irish Manuscripts CommissionPublic body with remit for dissemination, preservation and promotion of original source materials in public and private ownership for the history and cultural heritage of Ireland. Visit website … The Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association / Cumann Aistritheoirí agus Teangairí na hÉireannProfessional association in Ireland representing the interests of practising translators and interpreters. Visit website … Irish Writers’ CentreA non-profit organisation, aimed at promoting the literature and writers in Ireland. Visit website … Irish Writers’ ExchangeRepresenting both Irish authors and writers from around the world who have chosen to make Ireland their home away from home. Visit website … Irish Writers’ Union/Comhar na Scribhneor

19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Representing the collective interests of writers. Visit website …

 James Joyce Centre35 North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1. The James Joyce Centre is dedicated to promoting an understanding of the life and works of James Joyce. Visit website … Kerry Women Writers’ Network

A blog for women writers in Kerry. Visit website …

 Limerick Writers Centre

12 Barrington Street, Limerick, Co. Limerick. A not-for-profit organisation that supports, promotes and records the creative spark of Limerick writers. Visit website …

 Literacy Association of IrelandIrish affiliate of the International Reading Association whose aim is to promote literacy worldwide. Visit website … Literature IrelandPromoting Irish literature abroad. Visit website … Munster Literature Centre

Frank O’Connor House, 84 Douglas Street, Cork. A not-for-profit arts organisation dedicated to the promotion and celebration of literature, especially that of Munster. Visit website …

 Museum of Literature IrelandNewman House, 86 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Visit website … North West WordsPromoting the arts in Ireland’s north west. A website for poetry, fiction, art and photography aimed at new and established writers and artists. Visit website … Ó BhéalCork’s weekly poetry event, each featuring guest poets, a poetry challenge and later open-mic. Visit website … Poetry Ireland / Éigse Éireann2 Proud’s Lane, Off St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. The national organisation for poetry in Ireland serving all 32 counties. Useful resources for all poets with an excellent guide to upcoming poetry events and news from the world of Irish poetry. Visit website … The Poetry ProjectPoetry and art from Ireland. Visit website … The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry

The School of English, Queens University, Belfast. BT7 1NN. Visit website …

 SeanchaíKerry Literary and Cultural Centre, 24 The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry. A visitor attraction in the Heritage Town of Listowel which presents the works of the great Kerry writers, including five of County Kerry’s most esteemed writers (John B. Keane, Bryan MacMahon, George Fitzmaurice, Brendan Kennelly and Maurice Walsh) in a unique audio-visual experience. Visit website … Society of Children’s Book Writers and IllustratorsThe international professional organization for writers and illustrators of children’s literature. Visit website … Storytellers of Ireland/Aos Scéal ÉireannAims to promote the practice, study and knowledge of oral storytelling in Ireland. Visit website … Visual Artists IrelandProviding practical support to professional visual artists throughout their careers. Visit website … Virtual WriterCreative writing, literary news and reviews. In association with Longford County Council. Visit website … The Western Writers Centre – Ionad Scríbhneoiri Chaitlín MaudeGalway. The only writers’ centre west of the Shannon. Visit website … The Writers Guild of IrelandThe representative body in Ireland for writers for the stage, screen, radio and digital media. Visit website … 

Poetry

Ballymaloe International Poetry PrizeOrganised by The Moth magazine (see Literary Magazines). Open to everyone as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. Visit website … The CaterpillarPrint magazine for children featuring poetry, short stories, art. Visit website … The Cork Spring Poetry FestivalOrganised by the Munster Literature Centre. Takes place in February. Visit website … Éigse Michael HartnettPoetry, Arts and Literary Festival honouring the poetry and memory of one of Ireland’s best loved poets. A celebration of the word in all its guises; poetry, song, drama, dance, stories and conversations. Newcastle West, Co Limerick. Visit website … The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry CompetitionOrganised by the Munster Literature Centre. Prize for single poem, named in honour of a late Irish poet long associated with the Centre. Visit website … The Ireland Chair of PoetryTrust set up following award of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Seamus Heaney, in 1998. Visit website … Irish Centre for Poetry StudiesPoetry Studies at DCU encourages research, discussion and debate, allowing for all scholars with an interest in poetry to constellate. Visit website … The MothQuarterly arts and literature magazine featuring poetry, short fiction, pictures by established and up-and-coming writers and artists from Ireland and abroad. Visit website … Ó BhéalCork’s weekly poetry event, each featuring guest poets, a poetry challenge and later open-mic. Visit website … Poetry Ireland / Éigse Éireann2 Proud’s Lane, Off St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. The national organisation for poetry in Ireland serving all 32 counties. Useful resources for all poets with an excellent guide to upcoming poetry events and news from the world of Irish poetry. Visit website … The Poetry ProjectPoetry and art from Ireland. Visit website … Poetry ReviewQuarterly journal of Poetry Ireland/Éigse Éireann. Published the work of both emerging and established Irish and international poets. Visit website … The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry

The School of English, Queens University, Belfast. BT7 1NN. Visit website …

Press, Publicity, Media Resources

Broadcasting Authority of IrelandThe body responsible for the regulation of broadcasting in Ireland. Website contains links to websites of Irish TV and radio broadcasters including public service, commercial, community/special interest, institutional, temporary radio. See website … Contact Any CelebrityRegularly updated and widely consulted directory that exists in both print and digital format and can be used to ‘contact any celebrity’ as the name suggests. Used by entrepreneurs, marketers, publicists, event planners, authors, people working in media roles, charities and not-for-profits. Visit website … The Independent Broadcasters of IrelandRepresentative body for Ireland’s independent commercial radio broadcasters including national, multicity, regional and local radio stations. Visit website … JournalistedAn independent, not-for-profit, UK-based website built to make it easier for the public to find out more about journalists and what they write about. Visit website … Magazines Irelandtrade association of magazine publishers. Website contains links to their members’ websites and lists titles. Visit website … National Newspapers of IrelandRepresents 16 national daily, Sunday and weekly newspapers and together with NNI Local and Regional Newspapers a further 25 local and regional newspapers. Website contains links to their members’ websites and lists titles. Visit website … National Union of Journalists – IrelandRepresenting journalists across the island of Ireland. Over 3,500 members in the Republic and 800 in Northern Ireland. Visit website … The Press Council of IrelandPromotes professional and ethical standards in Irish newspapers and magazines. Its website contains useful links to other Irish media organisations and associations. Visit website … Regional Newspapers & Printers Association of IrelandRepresenting regional newspapers in Ireland. Website contains links to their members’ websites and lists titles. Visit website …

Printing and Publishing Platforms

CreateSpaceAn Amazon company. Provides a print-on-demand and distribution service. Allows independent publishers, including authors, musicians, filmmakers to sell books, CDs, and DVDs for a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing, while maintaining more control over your materials. Visit Website … Kindle Direct PublishingFrom Amazon, the world’s largest platform for e-book self-publishing. Visit website … Lightning SourcePrint-on-demand and global distribution service for small and large scale publishers alike. Visit website … SmashwordsThe world’s largest distributor of indie ebooks. Making it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to publish and distribute ebooks to the major retailers. Visit website …

Publishing Assistance and Advice

International ISBN AgencyWe coordinate and supervise the world’s essential identifier for booksVisit website … Irish Copyright Licensing AgencyIreland’s reproduction rights organisation. Licenses schools and other users of copyright material to copy extracts of such material, and distributes the money collected to the authors and publishers whose works have been copied. Visit website … Legal Deposit (Copyright Libraries)An article from the website of Trinity College Dublin explains the provisions of legislation as it applies to publishers in Ireland and the UK. Visit website … Legal Deposit (Worldwide)Wikipedia article explaining the provisions of legal deposit compliance as they apply in various countries and jurisdictions. Visit website … Nielsen UK ISBN AgencyResponsible for assigning ISBN Publisher Prefixes to publishers based in the UK or Republic of Ireland. Visit website … Northern Ireland Publications Resourceaims to identify, collect and preserve every book, pamphlet, periodical and report published in Northern Ireland since January 2000 and create an accompanying bibliography. Visit website … Publishing IrelandAssociation for book publishers in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Visit website …

Web Design and Web Publishing

BloggerFree-hosted blog publishing platform from Google. Visit website … Go DaddyThe world’s largest domain name registrar. Visit website … Google SitesAnother free-hosted web publishing platform from Google. Also ideally suitable for group projects and intranet type websites. Visit website … Site BeginnerFree, step-by-step guide to getting your website up and running – even if you’re a complete beginner. Visit website … WordPressFree-hosted web publishing platform for creating websites and blogs. Visit website …