Possibly the swiftest route to your roots.


"I can't think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people's understanding of what's going on in the world," opined Seamus Heaney. The history of Irish poetry includes the poetries of two languages, one in Irish and the other in English. Links here will include colloquial poetry, as well as classics from the most famous Irish poets, James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, Patrick Kavanagh, Oscar Wilde and W.B.Yeats.