Nuala finds book of Wicklow poems
A RARE BOOK of poems about County Wicklow, dating back to 1935, was unearthed recently by Dublin woman Nuala Dillon amongst her late father’s papers.
‘Wicklow Wishes,’ released by the now defunct Evening Mail, was sold for one shilling, and the author on the cover was credited just as ‘P.O.P.’ There are 17 poems within the pages of the document, including the following verse. Have you ever seen Bahana By the Enniskerry Road With the finest view that Wicklow’s
From the Terrace by the Farm House You may watch the darkling sea Through the hills of purple heather
As you deal with home-made Tea.
Nuala said that her dad Arthur, living and working in Dublin in the 1930s, spent a lot of time in and around Lough Dan before he married. He stayed in his ‘hut’ with his dog Danny and another good friend in farmhouse owned by the Doyle family.
She added that would have travelled to the quiet destination by motorbike.