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Pádraic Colum (Closleabhar)

By Pádraic Colum

Tagairt: CICL09  

Pádraic Colum was born in Co. Longford in 1881. Unlike a great number of Irish poets at the turn of the century, he was raised in a rural, Irish Catholic environment. His father was a master of a workhouse, a public welfare establishment for poverty-stricken Irish migrant families. His impressions of the people who came to the workhouse and their stories form the basis for much of his poetry.