Biography: 
  • Gillan, Patrick. "MacDonagh, Thomas Stanislaus (1878-1916)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: OUP, 2004.
Biography: 

Born near Dublin on April 16, 1871, John Millington Synge studied at Trinity College Dublin. When he was travelling in Europe, he met W. B. Yeats in Paris in 1896, who advised him to return to the Aran Islands to find the well-springs of his writing. Synge did so and published The Aran Islands in 1906.

Biography: 

All works by W. B. Yeats, although briefly out of copyright in the 1990s, re-entered copyright since then and can only be published by permission of the publishers or the poet's estate.

For a brief biography of the poet, see the Nobel Foundation Web site and

Subscribe to RSS - Irish Renaissance