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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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