Reviving romantic Ireland
Sir, – Next month marks the anniversary of WB Yeats’s poem September 1913. We may have cause in recent times to “fumble in a greasy till” but what would the great poet make of our emergence from the so-called Celtic tiger years when so many of our young people have “gone about the world like wind”?
He might well conclude “romantic Ireland” while not quite “dead and gone” has some fightback to accomplish in order to live up to the ideals of the founders of our nation as we begin to celebrate several significant centenaries marking the birth of the Republic. – Yours, etc,
Clongriffin, Dublin 13.