The Tin-Whistle Player – Padraic Colum Poem

Padraic Colum was an Irish poet, dramatist, playwright, novelist, children’s author and collector of folklore. He was born 8th December 1881 and passed on 11th January 1972. He was well known as one of the leaders of the Irish Literary Revival, when there was a massive increase in appreciation in for the Gaelic heritage of […]

The Famine Year – Jane Wilde

The following poem was written by┬áJane Wilde, mother of Oscar. Jane Wilde, who was officially ‘Lady’ Jane Wilde, was an ardent Irish Nationalist who died in poverty. Her second eldest son, Oscar, lauded for his literary prowess, did nothing to help the impoverished people of his native land, yet his mother cared deeply for them. […]