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About Homespun Sails

Homespun Sails is an online anthology of original work created by students of the IES Abroad Dublin Writers Program. The name Homespun Sails was inspired by a moment from Seamus Heaney's poem 'From the Republic of Conscience' (1987):

At immigration, the clerk was an old man

who produced a wallet from his homespun coat

and showed me a photograph of my grandfather.


It is our ambition that students experience meaningful academic and cultural education opportunities while studying abroad, and do so as ethical travelers. Thank you for taking the time to view the pieces shared here. All are welcome.


Stephen McMahon

Senior Writing Program Coordinator

IES Abroad Dublin


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About Homespun Sails
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