Ireland has produced several great poets including two Nobel prize winners in WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney. Here we present Ireland’s 100 favourite poems as voted for by readers of the Irish Times. We have added notes and analysis on some of the most popular.
In Vanishing Ireland II, about the dying ways and traditions of Irish life. Illustrated with over a hundred photographs, we meet the people and the customs that are fast becoming a distant memory. Through their own words and memories, men and women from every corner of Ireland transport us back to a simpler time when people lived off the land and the sea, and when music and storytelling were essential parts of life.