By R. Todd Felton

ISBN-10: 0976670674

ISBN-13: 9780976670674

ISBN-10: 0982341040

ISBN-13: 9780982341049

An excellent tide of literary invention swept via eire among the Nineties and the 1920s. This engrossing, illuminating, and wonderfully illustrated guidebook explores the non-public histories of writers such as W. B. Yeats, woman Gregory, John Millington Synge, and Sean O’Casey and examines their relationships with the folks, tradition, and landscapes of eire. From Galway and the Aran Islands, to County Mayo and County Sligo, and from Dublin to Wicklow, this consultant to the locations that encouraged Irish Literary Revival showcases the locations where a lot of Ireland’s best writers formed an everlasting imaginative and prescient of the rustic.

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Owned by Bríd and Páidín MacDonnchadha, it was a small thatched house in the village of An Cora, and Synge was given the best accommodations, a large room spanning the entire width of the cottage: My room is at one end of the cottage, with a boarded floor and ceiling, and two windows opposite each other. Then there is the kitchen with earth floor and open rafters, and two doors opposite each other opening into the open air, but no windows. Beyond it there are two small rooms of half the width of the kitchen with one window apiece.

43 Chapter 3 The Aran Islands A Little Corner on the Face of the World Although they are remote, the Aran Islands have attracted farmers and the attention of writers, including Lady Gregory, W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge, and Arthur Symons, for centuries. A cross the mouth of Galway Bay are the last three islands of the European continent. Beyond them is nothing but the North Atlantic. The storms that come in off the ocean batter these islands first, so the inhabitants are of necessity a special breed—a hardy and hardworking people whose independent spirit has attracted scholars and visitors for centuries.

Here people gather for lunch at a picnic table, wander across the grass to the Autograph Tree, or sit in the occasional sunshine that creeps out from the clouds. The Seven Woods Trail is a slightly more ambitious trek, past the garden and into the dark Shan-walla and Kyle-na-no woods to the north. The trail loops around to the east through Kyle dortha and Pairc-na-tarav and down to Dim Inchy wood by the lake. After Turlough Coole, the trail returns through Pairc-na-lee to the parking lot. Kiltartan Cross Coole Park is now only a fraction of what it once was; in Lady Gregory’s day it included vast land holdings.

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