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Arts and crafts in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has a population of around 1,841,000 and covers approximately 5,398 square miles. Here is a list of regions in Northern Ireland: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Tyrone.

Ian Cochrane

(Born 1941 in Moylarg in Antrim), Fiction

Cochrane is an Irish novelist known for his often dark honour and jokey titles like Ladybird in a Loony-bin and Jesus on a Stick.

Seamus Heaney

(Born 1939 in Castledawson in Londonderry), Poetry

The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Heaney in 1995. they described his writing as -works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past.

Brian Friel

(Born 1929 in Omagh in Tyrone), Fiction

Friel was considered a great. He was a prolific and award winning dramatist. Some of his well known works include: Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Dancing at Lughnasa and the three act play Translations.

Brian ONolan

(Born 1911 in Strabane in Tyrone), Fiction

A twentieth century Irish novelist. Some of his notable works include, The Hard Life, The Dalkey Archive, At Swim-Two-Birds, He used the pseudonym Flann OBrien.

Clive Staples Lewis

(Born 1898 in Belfast in Antrim), Fiction

Perhaps best known for writing the Chronicles of Narnia C.S.Lewis was a scholar and novelist born in Belfast.

William Forbes Marshall

(Born 1888 in Sixmilecross in Tyrone), Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Marshall was a prolific author, broadcaster and Presbyterian Minister from Sixmilecross. He had a great knowledge of Mid Ulster English and wrote Ulster Sails West, about Ulster people settling in America.

George William Russell

(Born 1867 in Lurgan in Armagh), Fiction, Painting, Poetry

Russell was a writer, poet, artist and more. He wrote two novels, The Interpreters and The Avatars. There is a bust of Russell in Merrion Square in Dublin. There is also a plaque on 84 Merrion Square that reads, George William Russell AE 1867 1935 Poet Mystic Painter Co-operator worked here.

John OKane Murray

(Born 1847 in Antrim), Nonfiction

Physician and author of books on Irish poets and poetry, lessons in English literature, biographies and history.

William Carleton

(Born 1794 in Clogher in Tyrone), Fiction

Carleton was a prolific Irish novelist. Writing between 1829 and 1862. There was a book written about him in 1896 called The Life of William Carleton.

Patrick Bronte

(Born 1777 in Rathfriland in Down), Fiction, Poetry

The father of the famous Bronte sisters, Patrick was a poet and writer. He actually changed his name from Brunty.

John Dunlap

(Born 1747 in Strabane in Tyrone), Printing

Dunlop is perhaps best known for the fact that he printed the very first American Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1776, when he would have only been 19 years old.