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Irish Leaving Certificate (English): texts

Irish texts for Key Stage 4 & beyond as used in the Irish Leaving Certificate recently

 

Reference

The standard reference work is The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature edited by Robert Welch, OUP, 0-19866-158-4.


For study guides and other support material, including commentaries on texts and some

model answers:

http://www.skoool.ie/skoool/examcentre_sc.asp?id=3633 (Higher)

http://www.skoool.ie/skoool/examcentre_sc.asp?id=3634 (Ordinary)

Biographies of modern Irish playwrights


Texts
autobiographies, film, novels and plays, arranged by author/director
Bell, Sam Hanna, December Bride, Blackstaff Press, 0-85640-061-0Novel
Binchy, Maeve, Circle of Friends, Arrow, 1-85686-352-2Novel
Deane, Seamus, Reading in the Dark, Vintage, 0-09974-441-4Novel
Friel, Brian, Dancing at Lughnasa, Faber, 0-57114-479-9 Play
Friel, Brian, Philadelphia Here I Come, Faber, 0-57108-586-5 Play
Johnston, Jennifer, How Many Miles to Babylon?, Penguin, 0-14011-951-1 Model answer

Novel

Joyce, James, Dubliners, Oxford, 0-19283-999-3

Short

stories

Keenan, Brian, An Evil Cradling, Vintage, 0-09999-030-X A/biog
MacLaverty, Bernard, Lamb, Vintage, 0-09928-459-6Novel
Macken, Walter, The Silent People, Pan Macmillan, 0-33030-328-7Novel
Madden, Deirdre, One by One in the Darkness, Faber, 0-57117-551-1Novel
McCabe, Eugene, Death and Nightingales, Vintage, 0-74939-868-XNovel
McGahern, John, Amongst Women, Faber, 0-57116-160-XNovel
McGuinness, Frank, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (Plays 2), Faber, 0-57121-248-4

Play

MacMahon, Bryan, The Master, Vintage, 0-09999-810-6Play
Moore, Brian, Lies Of Silence, Poolbeg Press, 1-85371-222-1 Model answerNovel
Murphy, Dervla, Wheels Within Wheels, Harper Collins, 0-00712-309-4 A/biog
O'Brien, Kate Cruise, The Land Of Spices, Time Warner, 0-86068-826-7 Novel
O'Brien, Kate, The Homesick Garden, Poolbeg Press, 1-85371-525-5Novel
O'Casey, Sean, Juno and the Paycock, Faber, 0-57119-552-0 Play
O'Casey, Sean, The Plough and the Stars, Faber, 0-57121-232-8 Model answerPlay

O'Connor, Frank, My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories, Penguin, 01-4118-447-7

Short

stories

Sheridan, Jim (Dir), My Left Foot (Film Institute of Ireland Study Guide) Model answer

Film

Synge, J.M, The Playboy of the Western World, edited by M Kelsall, A & C Black, 0-71364-322-6

Play

Toibin, Colm, The Blackwater Lightship, Picador, 0-33038-986-6

Novel