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Lament for Art O'Leary, 2008

(2nd edition 2020)

Translation, with introductory essay.


From the Irish of Eibhlín Dubh NíChonaill, a version of a poem described by Peter Levi, in his inaugural lecture as Oxford Professor of Poetry, as `the greatest poem written in these islands in the whole eighteenth century’.


‘Carolina Hat: Vona Groarke’s Lament for Art O’Leary’ - essay by Margaret Mills Harper, Irish University Review, (Vol 42, No. 2, Autumn / Winter 2013)


Irish composer, Irene Buckley, used this text for her opera, Lament for Art O’Leary (2020).

Available to purchase via The Gallery Press here.

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