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.
Padraig de Brun
clergy, writer, translator
Grangemockler, Co Tipperary; scholar and translator. Educated at Rockwell College and UCD, Paris, Gottingen and Rome. He was
ordained in 1913. Professor of Mathematics at Maynooth (1914-45), later becoming President of University College Galway, and
ultimately a Vice-Chancellor of the National University of Ireland. He was a prolific translator of classical and European
authors into Irish. MacGreevy and de Brun's friendship which began probably in the late 1920s or early 1930s and lasted until
de Brun's death, was an extremely warm one.
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