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Festschrift for Tadhg Foley

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Maureen O'Connor

This Festschrift for Professor Tadhg Foley of the National University of Ireland, Galway, who retired in 2009, gathers together international contributors in the fields of poetry, politics and academia to honour this great man’s life and work. Professor Foley has not only been central in the development of Irish Studies and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies in Ireland and in the United States, but he has also enjoyed a long career as convivial host in his thatched cottage in Salthill, Galway. He remains one of the most popular and beloved figures in Irish academia. Among the eminent scholars included in the volume are Terry Eagleton, Robert Young, Penny Boumelha, David Lloyd, Luke Gibbons, Joep Leerssen and Maud Ellmann. The book is further enriched by poets Bernard O’Donoghue, Louis de Paor, Rita Ann Higgins, Michael D. Higgins and Tom Duddy. This collection is a rare and distinctive gathering of true and resonant voices, offering a unique portrait of late twentieth-century Irish literary and academic culture and its interplay with the United States.

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286 Louis de Paor sásta go bhfuil na póilíní sásta nár chuathas thar fóir leis an agóid chiúin i dtuaisceart Mhuigh Eo a chiúnú. Tá cóir leighis á cur orthusan nár chuala fós freagra gealgháireach an Aire gur minic a bhris béal duine a shrón, agus, arsa garmhac Eoin Mhic Néill, an scoláire cáiliúil Gaeilge, is binn Béal Átha Buí ina thost. News Headlines (Repeat Broadcast) According to our political correspondent, the price of oil has fallen again this morning, another sign that God and his blessed mother are good. As far as the experts can tell, not that many people have been killed so far today in Basra but Dáil Éireann are just back from their night classes at the Billy Barry Institute for Communications and the press releases are bound to improve. You’d almost believe the Opposition now when they say they’re outraged – ‘Swear to God, Ma’ – over the money that turned up in the Taoiseach’s pocket a while back. It was his Godfather, of course, says the soft-spoken spokesperson for our horse-master, An Nuacht (Athchraoladh) 287 the man of the people, who slipped it in there without his knowledge when he visited him in Manchester before Christmas. It was his birthday, after all. The Count O’Reilly is satisfied that the police are satisfied that they didn’t over-react when they pacified the peaceful protest in North Mayo. Medical...

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