Patrick MacDonogh

‘Derek Mahon’s introduction is a model of its kind, both in terms of essential biographical details and of critical weighing up. [MacDonagh’s] poetry is often highly personal and at times impassioned, yet retains a private reticence as well as a formal elegance.’

                                                — Brian Fallon, The Irish Times

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Patrick MacDonogh

Patrick MacDonogh was born in Dublin in 1902 and educated at Avoca School and Trinity College, Dublin. He worked as a teacher and commercial artist before joining the staff of Arthur Guinness Son and Company where he later held a senior executive post. A keen sportsman he played hockey for Ireland many times.

He published five books of poetry, notably Over the Water (1943) and One Landscape Still (1958). 

The Gallery Press published Poems (edited and introduced by Derek Mahon) in 2001.

Patrick MacDonogh died in 1961.


(Edited by Derek Mahon)
‘MacDonogh, a fine recorder of the natural world, is also a marvellous poet of love or, perhaps more accurately, the fragility of relationships . . . the true value of having Patrick MacDonogh’s work with us again is two-headed; he reminds us of the need for lyric craft in poetry . . . and that poetry is not journalism. — Fred Johnston, Books Ireland

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Aidan Carl MatthewsAidan Carl Mathews was born in 1956 and educated at UCD, TCD, and Stanford University. He has published three collections of poetry, WindfallsMinding Ruth (Gallery, 1983) and According to the Small Hours (1998). He has published short stories: Adventures in a Bathyscope (which was shortlisted for the GPA Award), Lipstick on the Host and Charlie Chaplin's Wishbone (2016, Lilliput) and a novel, Muesli at Midnight. Other awards include an Irish Times Award, Patrick Kavanagh Award, Macauley Fellowship and an Academy of American Poets Award.

His plays include Exit/Entrance (Gallery 1990), The Diamond BodyThe Antigone, a new version of The House of Bernarda Alba and Communion (2003). He edited Immediate ManCuimhní ar Chearbhall Ó Dálaigh. He works as a radio drama producer in RTE.

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Minding Ruth

Aidan Mathews’ first volume Windfalls, distinguished in itself, gave promise for the future. Minding Ruth fulfils, if it does not indeed go beyond the expectations roused by that first volume. — Seamus Deane

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