New Explorations

This best-selling anthology presents all the prescribed poems for the Higher and Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate examinations from 2023 to 2026.


  • Each poem is accompanied by exploratory questions, which help develop a deeper understanding
  • Includes past exam questions
  • New larger page size provides plenty of space for annotations
  • Enhances students’ engagement with poetry



New Explorations comes with a FREE eBook! See the inside front cover for details. Gill Education eBooks are accessible both online and offline.


Extra features in your eBook:

  • Bring Leaving Certificate poetry to life with our unique audio feature of poets reading their own work!
    • Listen to Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Eavan Boland and Paula Meehan read a selection of their poems from the course.
  • Critical Notes are now easily accessed through the eBook.
    • Detailed analysis of each poem, an overview of each prescribed poet’s work, additional exam-style questions, and more.



Digital resources for New Explorations are available to teachers on, our resources website.

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Publication Date

February 2021




Paperback, 600 pages

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Gill Education


By John G. Fahy

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John G. Fahy is an experienced teacher of English and the author of several textbooks. He is retired from the School of Education, University College Dublin.

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