Ireland Today

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Ireland Today was a literary magazine that ran from June 1936 to March 1938. It was edited by Edward Sheehy [1] and published work by many emerging and established Irish writers of the time, including Brian Coffey, Daniel Corkery, Frank O'Connor Denis Devlin, Michael MacLaverty, Ewart Milne, Seán Ó Faoláin, Liam O'Flaherty,and Mervyn Wall. Aloys Fleischmann wrote articles on Irish music to the magazine.[2]

Politically liberal, Ireland Today was one of the few Irish publications to support the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War. This position altered, however, when the socialist Owen Sheehy Skeffington was replaced as contributor of 'A Foreign Commentary'.[3]


  1. ^ James H. Matthews, Voices: a life of Frank O'Connor, Atheneum, 1983. ISBN 0689112726. (p.110)
  2. ^ Marie McCarthy, Passing It on: The Transmission of Music in Irish Culture. Cork University Press, 1999, ISBN 1859181791, (p.242)
  3. ^ W.J. McCormack, Dublin 1916: The French Connection. Gill and Macmillan 2012. ISBN 0717154122 (pp. 173-8)
  • Ricorso. Retrieved on 30 March 2010.