b Norfolk (later in life changed his surname to Taylor) raised in Sligo, at the family home at Lisheen; educated at Haileybury.
He enlisted in the Officer's Training Corps attached to Queen's University, but the Armistice was signed before he saw action.
Phibbs first began publishing poetry in the early 1920s, and by 1928 had two books published with the Hogarth Press (which
were, to a large extent, underwritten by Phibbs). In 1924 he married the painter Norah McGuinness, but the marriage broke
up when he entered into a ménage ô quatre in 1929 with Robert Graves, Laura Riding, and Graves's wife, Nancy Nicholson (with
whom Phibbs later lived when the ménage broke up). Phibbs first met M c 1922 while working as a Carnegie Librarian, and the
two had a lively correspondence until Phibbs's abandonment of McGuinness. He died in Dublin.
Born Bertha Georgie Hyde-Lees in Wrexham. Married WB Yeats in October 1917. In 1919 their first child Anne was born, and in
1921, their son Michael. By the early 1920s George Yeats was active in Cuala Industries and The Dublin Drama League. MacGreevy
probably met George Yeats in 1919, and they remained friends until MacGreevy's death in 1967.
critic, museum director, writer
Poet, literary and art critic, and administrator. Born in Tarbert, Co. Kerry, into a family of farmers and schoolteachers;
educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied politics and history.He is best known for his strikingly original modernist
poetry and for being one of the art critics who championed Irish modernist art and artists between the wars.
He was a prolific writer, publishing more than 350 articles, seven monographs, and a collection of poetry, Poems (1934). He
was director of the National Gallery of Ireland, 1950-1963.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Ireland
Born William Butler Yeats in Sandymount, Dublin; poet, playwright, and co-founder of the Abbey Theatre. Brother of painter,
Jack B. Yeats. In 1886 'Mosada: A Dramatic Poem' was published, and two years later 'Poems and Ballads of Young Ireland' and
'Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry.' Yeats's interest in theatre began in the early 1890s, coinciding with his interest
in Irish legends and his studies of the occult. By Yeats's mid-thirties, his reputation as a poet was firmly established,
not only in Ireland, but in England and the United States. By the time MacGreevy met Yeats, perhaps as early as 1919, Yeats
was at the height of his powers. MacGreevy soon became an intimate of the Yeats family, often calling into their house on
Merrion Square in the evenings. It is not clear why his friendship with the Yeatses cooled in the 1930s, and by the time he
moved back to Dublin in 1941, renewing his friendship with George Yeats, WB Yeats had died.