W.B. Yeats

Would I be bitten by the bug that bit Katherine Mansfield?

18 March 2017 9:00 am

After circuiting Spain by train, I went east to Italy, stopping on the way at the French border town of…

With great wine comes great anxiety

8 October 2016 9:00 am

We were surpassing Sydney Smith. His idea of heaven was pâté de foie gras to the sound of trumpets. Our…

Old mill boards and sea-green slates: Yeats’s tower

On the Yeats trail in Galway

24 January 2015 9:00 am

The Go Galway bus from Dublin sounds an unlikely pleasure, but it is both comfortable and punctual. There is free…

Benjamin Robert Haydon’s portrait of William Wordsworth

Sunday roasts and beaded bubbles: dining with the poets

3 January 2015 9:00 am

In December 1817 Benjamin Robert Haydon — vivid diarist and painter of huge but inferior canvases of historic events —…

Bedford Park, by Bryan Appleyard - review

15 June 2013 9:00 am

Nothing in Bryan Appleyard’s Bedford Park betrays the fact that it is his first period novel: not its deft characterisations,…

The Spoken Word, Irish Poets and Writers - audio book

8 June 2013 9:00 am

Here is further evidence that it is disillusioning, more often than not, to encounter close up any artist long admired…