The County Mayo : poem

Biographical and Historical Notes

Padraic Colum

Irish writer Padraic Colum (1881-1972) published over fifty books of poetry, fiction, drama, nonfiction, children's literature, and folklore during his lifetime. Colum developed close relationships with other members of the Irish Literary Renaissance, including W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, George Russell [AE], James Stephens, and James Joyce. Colum was an original signer of the charter for the Abbey Theatre and wrote several of the Abbey Theatre's earliest plays, but he is primarily remembered for his poetry.


"Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972." Literature Online. (accessed February 6, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

This is a handwritten translation of the poem "The County Mayo" from Irish to English. The title reads, "The County Mayo translated from the Irish of Rafftery [Rafferty]." It is inscribed "for Marshall Bean / wishing him hopeful days."