The joy of the event was Cahal’s passion, knowledge and interest in his subject. We started by way of Upper Mall, Old Chiswick Churchyard and the Nobel-prize-winning poet’s favourite riverside haunts.
It was at Bedford Park, London’s 19th century artists’ colony, where the young Yeats poetry flourished: a walk that took in, en route, Pissaro, Pope, Thackeray, Wm. Morris, Whistler, Stepniak, Shaw, Holst, Henley, other Yeatses, Chiswick Mall, actors, engravers and sundry poetry presses.
Cahal is a poet in his own right and has also lectured on Yeats for the Poetry Society, at the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo, and for the W.B. Yeats Society of New York at NYU.