Nuala finds book of Wick­low po­ems

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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

Gorse-clad showed?

moun­tains

ever

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.

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