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  • Irish Writers

    Irish Writers For a comparatively small island, Ireland has made a disproportionately large contribution to world literature The earliest recorded Irish writing dates from the seventh century and was produced by monks writing in both Latin and Early Irish. The English language was introduced to Ireland in the thirteenth century, following the Norman Conquest of Ireland. The Irish language, ...

  • Saoithe of Aosdána

    Saoi (Irish pronunciation: [s%CB%A0i%CB%90], plural Saoithe; literally "wise one"; historically the title of the head of a bardic school) is the highest honour bestowed by Aosdána, a state-supported association of Irish creative artists. The title is awarded for life and held by at most seven people at a time. The limit was increased from five in 2007–08. At the conferring ceremony, a torc (a t...