The Boys of St Columb s

A companion to a BBC/RTÉ documentary film, The Boys of St. Columb’s (2010), this book traces the first generation of children to receive free grammar school education as a result of the groundbreaking 1947 Education Act in the region.

Author: Maurice Fitzpatrick

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 9780268107550

Category: History

Page: 236

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The Boys of St. Columb's chronicles the schooldays of eight illustrious alumni of St. Columb's College in Derry, Northern Ireland, and the political consequences of their education. A companion to a BBC/RTÉ documentary film, The Boys of St. Columb’s (2010), this book traces the first generation of children to receive free grammar school education as a result of the groundbreaking 1947 Education Act in the region. The boys were Bishop Edward Daly, SDLP leader and Nobel Peace Prize–winner John Hume, poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, critic Seamus Deane, diplomat James Sharkey, activist Eamonn McCann, and musicians Phil Coulter and Paul Brady. Maurice Fitzpatrick incorporates extensive interviews with this group of extraordinary figures five decades after they graduated, and their stories still resonate today with unique reflections on their backgrounds and their coming of age. The book’s historical relevance has continued to grow since it first appeared in 2010, and the narrative can be viewed in a new light as a result of the current political realities in the UK and Ireland.
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Seamus Heaney and Society

St Columb's has been celebrated as the alma mater of a number of key figures in recent Irish history and culture: alongside ... These alumni were gathered for Tom Collins's documentary, 'The Boys of St Columbs (2009) which offered, ...

Author: Rosie Lavan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192555816

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Throughout his career in poetry, Seamus Heaney maintained roles in education and was a visible presence in the print and broadcast media. Seamus Heaney and Society presents a dynamic new engagement with one of the most celebrated poets of the modern period, examining the ways in which his work as a poet was shaped by his work as a teacher, lecturer, critic, and public figure. Drawing on a range of archival material, this book revives the varied contexts within which Heaney's work was written, published, and circulated. Mindful of the different spheres which surrounded his pursuit of poetry, it assesses his achievements and status in Ireland, Britain, and the United States through close analysis of his work in newspapers, magazines, radio, and television, and manuscript drafts of key writings now held in the National Library of Ireland. Asserting the significance of the cultural, institutional, and historical worlds in which Heaney wrote and was read, Seamus Heaney and Society offers a timely reconstruction of the social lives of his work, while also exploring the ways in which he questioned and sustained the privacy and singularity of poetry. Ultimately, it considers how the enduring legacy of a great poet emerges from the working life of a contemporary writer.
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The Boys of St Columb s

Tells the story of the first generation of children to receive free secondary education as a result of the 1947 Education Act in Northern Ireland.

Author: Maurice Fitzpatrick

Publisher:

ISBN: 1905785771

Category: Education

Page: 228

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Tells the story of the first generation of children to receive free secondary education as a result of the 1947 Education Act in Northern Ireland.
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Seamus Heaney and the End of Catholic Ireland

... while the day-boys from Derry city (Deane among them) at least had recourse to home cooking, such as it was back then.23 Decades later Heaney would compose a prose poem, “Cloistered,” about his time at St. Columb's, where “Light was ...

Author: Kieran Quinlan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780813232713

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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"Traces the similarities between religious developments in Ireland during the twentieth century and the evolution of Seamus Heaney's poetry and of his understanding of his religious self"--
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The Saintly Triad Or the Lives of St Patrick St Columb kille and St Bridget

History of the Missionary Labours of St. Columbkille's Followers in England. ... unsightly prodigy , that is , she saw in the cup the shadow of a hegoat : now it was one of the boys belonging to the bishop that - was holding the cup .

Author: Rev. Robert King (Diocesan Curate, Armagh.)

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ISBN: UIUC:30112089344227

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The Night of Other Days

The contrast with the scholarship boys who were educated at Seamus' old school, St Columb's in Derry, was stark. Many of the scholarship boys, rural and urban went on with Seamus Heaney to make their mark in the world.

Author: Hugh Mulrooney

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546296836

Category: Poetry

Page: 282

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This book attempts to bring the writing of Seamus Heaney to the general public. It is based entirely on Heaney’s own words and should make his poetry accessible to the ordinary reader.
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Housing Class and Gender in Modern British Writing 1880 2012

... at St Columb's College included Seamus Heaney, John Hume, Eamonn McCann and Brian Friel; for an account which frames this generation specifically within the context of the Education Act, see Maurice Fitzpatrick's The Boys of St ...

Author: Emily Cuming

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107150188

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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The author demonstrates how images of individuals within domestic space tell stories of class, gender, social belonging and exclusion.
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Gale Researcher Guide for Seamus Heaney From Pastoral to Politics and Beyond

The Boys of St. Columb's. Dublin: Liffey, 2010. Hart, Henry. Seamus Heaney: Poet of Contrary Progressions. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1992. Heaney, Seamus. Human Chain. London: Faber, 2010. Heaney, Seamus.

Author: Henry Hart

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781535852272

Category: Study Aids

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Gale Researcher Guide for: Seamus Heaney: From Pastoral to Politics and Beyond is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre

Fitzpatrick, Maurice, The Boys of St. Columb's (Dublin: Liffey, 2010). FitzSimon, Christopher, The Boys: A Biography of Micheál Mac Liammóir and Hilton Edwards (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 1994; repr. Dublin: New Island Books, 2002).

Author: Nicholas Grene

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191016349

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre provides the single most comprehensive survey of the field to be found in a single volume. Drawing on more than forty contributors from around the world, the book addresses a full range of topics relating to modern Irish theatre from the late nineteenth-century theatre to the most recent works of postdramatic devised theatre. Ireland has long had an importance in the world of theatre out of all proportion to the size of the country, and has been home to four Nobel Laureates (Yeats, Shaw, and Beckett; Seamus Heaney, while primarily a poet, also wrote for the stage). This collection begins with the influence of melodrama, looks at arguably the first modern Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde, before moving into a series of considerations of the Abbey Theatre, and Irish modernism. Arranged chronologically, it explores areas such as women in theatre, Irish-language theatre, and alternative theatres, before reaching the major writers of more recent Irish theatre, including Brian Friel and Tom Murphy, and their successors. There are also individual chapters focusing on Beckett and Shaw, as well as a series of chapters looking at design, acting and theatre architecture. The book concludes with an extended survey of the critical literature on the field. In each chapter, the author does not simply rehearse accepted wisdom; all of the authors push the boundaries of their respective fields, so that each chapter is a significant contribution to scholarship in its own right.
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