Declan Kiberd

Writer & Scholar

Declan Kiberd is an Irish writer and scholar. He is known for his literary criticism of Irish literature in Irish and English, and his contributions to public cultural life.


42. The Irish writer and the World: Declan Kiberd & Eithne Shortall 

Secret Garden

Declan Kiberd is the finest literary critic and cultural commentator in Ireland. Listening to him is always a joy and an education. Declan’s writing, whether on Joyce, Beckett, Shaw or Synge or appreciating our newest contemporary talent, is fused with wit and wisdom. Insights zip off the page. Eithne Shortall is Chief Arts writer at […]


49. The Gospel according to Blindboy Sold Out

The Town Hall

From the brilliant, contorted imagination of the Rubberbandits, comes an explosive gospel of short stories that will blow your mind. This is the Ireland we refuse to acknowledge, dark, degenerate, and hilariously so. From deepest rural parts, to hipster central, Blindboy’s observations are part Flann O’Brien, part Mad Max – utterly compelling. Prepare to be […]