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THE LIFE, times, and personality of Maud Gonne will be vividly evoked in a new stage presentation by local theatre-makers Caroline Lynch and Sarah O’Toole, of Mephisto and Anam Theatre companies respectively. The show, which could be described as a dramatised lecture, takes place on Thursday February 26 at 1pm in NUI Galway’s Cube Theatre and admission is free.
Even though the 20th successive Autumn Gathering centred on the talented Lady Augusta Gregory and her influence on the Celtic cultural revival at the beginning of the last century, it was her prodigy, WB Yeats, who stole the show.
The Galway County Council, Failte Ireland, and a committee set up to safeguard the future of Thoor Ballylee near Gort have been continuing their efforts to find a way to reopen the ancient tower, once the retreat of WB Yeats.
WB YEATS’ The Song of Wandering Aengus has been published as a picturebook for children, illustrated by Italian artist Marina Marcolin.
WRFM 98.2 (Westport’s Community Radio Station) has started a new Documentary Hour every Sunday at 1pm. Hosted by Liamy Mac Nally, the programme has already broadcast the Dying for the Cause series on Mayo’s hunger strikers, Jack McNeela, Michael Gaughan, and Frank Stagg.
This Sunday August 1, the documentary on Midwest Radio is The MacBrides. It features the story of Major John MacBride, his wife Maud Gonne, and their son Seán.
One of the most unusual strategies ever used by a young wife to keep a faltering marriage together was employed by Mrs W B Yeats on their honeymoon.