Was It For This?


yeatsIrish Times, September 8, 1913


Ben Shorten, of RTÉ/Boston University’s College’s Century Ireland 1913-2013 project writes:

This Sunday, September 8 is the 100 year anniversary of the publishing of Yeats’ ‘September 1913’. It was printed in The Irish Times with the title ‘Romance in Ireland’.

This video gives a nice little background of the Art Gallery dispute. And interestingly, William Martin Murphy was the main opponent of Hugh Lane’s plan.


‘But fumble in a greasy till’ A new poem by W.B. Yeats (Century Ireland 1913-1013)

Previously: Dublin’s Bridge Of Sighs