100 Favourite Irish Poems


The Lake Isle of Innisfree, by W. B. Yeats

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven, by W. B. Yeats

Mid-Term Break, by Seamus Heaney

The Song of Wandering Aengus, by W. B. Yeats

On Raglan Road, by Patrick Kavanagh

Easter, 1916, by W. B. Yeats

When You are Old, by W.B. Yeats

Canal Bank Walk, by Patrick Kavanagh

Stony Grey Soil, by Patrick Kavanagh

The Stolen Child, by W. B. Yeats

An Old Woman of the Roads, by Padraic Colum

In Memory of my Mother, by Patrick Kavanagh

Sailing to Byzantium, by W. B. Yeats

The Wild Swans at Coole, by W. B. Yeats

The Deserted Village, by Oliver Goldsmith

The Ballad of Reading Gaol, by Oscar Wilde

September, 1913, by W. B. Yeats

Digging, by Seamus Heaney

A Christmas Childhood, by Patrick Kavanagh

The Wayfarer, by Padraic Pearse

Advent, by Patrick Kavanagh

I See His Blood upon the Rose, by Joseph Mary Plunkett

The Great Hunger, by Patrick Kavanagh

Thomas McDonagh, by Francis Ledwidge

The Mother, by Padraic Pearse

The Planter's Daughter, by Austin Clarke

Caoineadh Áirt Úi Laoghaire, by Eibhlin Dubh Ni Chonaill

Among Schoolchildren, by W. B. Yeats

The Second Coming, by W. B. Yeats

Inniskeen Road, July Evening, by Patrick Kavanagh

Lines Written on a Seat on the Grand Canal, Dublin, `Erected to the Memory of Mrs Dermot O'Brien', by Patrick Kavanagh

An Irish Airman Foresees his Death, by W. B. Yeats

Clearances, by Seamus Heaney

Epic, by Patrick Kavanagh

Another September, by Thomas Kinsella

The Lost Heifer, by Austin Clarke

A Disused Shed in Co Wexford, by Derek Mahon

June, by Francis Ledwidge

Snow, by Louis MacNeice

Personal Helicon, by Seamus Heaney

Mise Raifteiri an File, by Antoine Ó Raifteiri

Mirror in February, by Thomas Kinsella

Cuirt an Mhean Óiche, by Brian Merriman

Cill Chais, by Aodhagan Ó Rathaille

The Fiddler of Dooney, by W. B. Yeats

The Blackbird of Derrycairn, by Austin Clarke

Blackberry-Picking, by Seamus Heaney

Spraying the Potatoes, by Patrick Kavanagh

A Pint of Plain is Your Only Man, by Flann O'Brien

Anois Teacht an Earraigh, by Antoine Ó Raifteiri

The Circus Animals' Desertion, by W. B. Yeats

The Fisherman, by W. B. Yeats

Ecce Puer, by James Joyce

Incantata, by Paul Muldoon

Cul an Ti, by Sean Ó Riordain

To a Child Dancing in the Wind, by W. B. Yeats

The Tower, by W. B. Yeats

Night Feed, by Eavan Boland

She Moved Through the Fair, by Padraic Colum

Death of a Naturalist, by Seamus Heaney

Requiem for the Croppies, by Seamus Heaney

Autumn Journal, by Louis MacNeice

Dublin, by Louis MacNeice

Dark Rosaleen, by James Clarence Mangan

The Meeting of the Waters, by Thomas Moore

Bean Sleibhe ag Caoineadh a Mhac, by Padraig Mac Piarais

The Ballad of Father Gilligan, by W. B. Yeats

Red Hanrahan's Song about Ireland, by W. B. Yeats

The Faeries, by William Allingham

Pangur Ban, Anonymous

Follower, by Seamus Heaney

Padraig Ó Conaire, Gaelic Storyteller, by F.R. Higgins

To My Darling Daughter Betty, by Tom Kettle

The Fool, by Padraic Pearse

The Splendour of God, by Joseph Mary Plunkett

Sheep and Lambs, by Katharine Tynan

Broken Dreams, by W. B. Yeats

Down by the Sally Gardens, by W. B. Yeats

Under Ben Bulben, by W. B. Yeats

Valparaiso, by Padraig de Brun

A Cradle Song, by Padraic Colum

A Drover, Padraic Colum

Woodman, Patrick Deeley

Christmas Day, Paul Durcan

Going Home to Mayo, by Paul Durcan

Death of an Irishwoman, by Michael Hartnett

Postscript, by Seamus Heaney

Station Island, by Seamus Heaney

Father and Son, by F.R. Higgins

For Rita With Love, by Pat Ingoldsby

Pegasus, by Patrick Kavanagh

An Bonnan Bui, by Cathal Bui Mac Giolla Ghunna

'Tis the last rose of summer, by Thomas Moore

An tEarrach Thiar, by Mairtin Ó Direain

Oiche Nollag na mBan, by Sean Ó Riordain

Mise Éire, by Padraig Mac Piarais

The Host of the Air, by W. B. Yeats

Leda and the Swan, by W. B. Yeats

A Prayer for my Daughter, by W. B. Yeats

All Legendary Obstacles, by John Montague

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