W B Yeats

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Irish Fairy Tales – 1893

Freemans Journal 1st November, 1893 (abridged) Mr W. B. Yeats delivered an interesting lecture on “Irish Fairy Tales” at 15 D’Olier Street last evening, under the auspices of the Young Ireland League. Mr Henry Dixon presided. Mr Yeats, who was received with applause,  said that night was sacred to the fairies in general and to … Continue reading

By the roadside – 1893

Excerpt from The Celtic Twilight – W.B. Yeats (1893) abridged p232/3 LAST night I went to a wide place on the Kiltartan road to listen to some Irish songs. While I waited for the singers an old man sang about that country beauty who died so many years ago, and spoke of a singer he … Continue reading

The Merrow – 1888

Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry, edited and selected by W.B.Yeats Walter Scott, London, New York (1888) THE MERROW (abridged) The Merrow, or Moruadh/Murrúghach, comes from muir, sea, and oigh, a maid, and is common, they say, on the wilder coasts of Ireland. The fishermen do not like to see them, for it … Continue reading

Francis A. Fahy – New York Tribune 1902

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ NEW YORK TRIBUNE, FEBRUARY 11 1902 PAGE 9 HIGH PRAISE FOR FRANCIS FAHY Joseph Devlin or Ireland, who is at the Hoffman House with William K. Redmond, M.P., one of the leaders of the United Irish League, said last night:“Although I have just reached America for the first time, I rather suspect that the … Continue reading

Near Kinvara at the fall of day… W.B. Yeats

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/books-and-more-books-2/ Stories of Red Hanrahan and the Secret Rose – W.B.Yeats London: MacMillan and Co. Ltd – 1927 THE TWISTING OF THE ROPE. Hanrahan was walking the roads one time near Kinvara at the fall of day,and he heard the sound of a fiddle from a house a little way off the roadside. He turned … Continue reading

The Celtic Twilight

Nils Blommér (1816–1853)Meadow ElvesWikipedia.org[/captioi https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/things-that-go-bump-in-the-night/ It was one night,” he says, “after walking back from Kinvara and down by the wood beyond I felt one coming beside me, and I could feel the horse he was riding on and the way he lifted his legs, but they do not make a sound like the hoofs … Continue reading

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