Edward Martyn (1859-1923) - patron and writer
Standish James O'Grady (1846-1928) - All Ireland advocate
AE (1867-1935)- mystical seer
James Cousins (1873-1935) - Hindu-Celt
James Stephens (1880-1950) - Apocalyptic visionary
Eimar O'Duffy (1893-1935) - Celtic Satirist
Austin Clarke(1896-1974) - scribe of Irish monasticism
Sean O Faolain (1900-1991) - historian of the Irish
Desmond Hogan (1950 -) - Irish world traveller.
Thomas Moore (1779-1852) - Ireland's National Poet
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) - savagely indignant critic


  • "Edward Martyn and Guests at Tulira" in Irish Arts Review Yearbook 1994
  • "Edward Martyn: First President of Sinn Fein" in Irish Studies Review Summer 1996
  • "Reading and Dreaming in Morgante the Lesser" in Proceedings of the Princess Grace Library Conference Monaco 1998
  • "Edward Martyn and the Founding of the Palestrina Choir" in New Hibernia Review Spring 2000 (Roger McHugh Award for Best Essay of the Year)
  • "Edward Martyn's Struggle for an Irish National Theatre 1899-1920" in New Hibernia Review Summer 2003
  • The Tulira Trilogy of Edward Martyn, Irish Symbolist Dramatist (Edwin Mellen,2003)
  • Six Essays on Edward Martyn, Irish Cultural Revivalist (Edwin Mellen 2004)
  • "Edward Martyn's Paths to Ireland" - online on this website
  • Edward Martyn Leafets for Special Occasions:
    • Thirteeen Glances at Edward Marytn's Morgante (Princess Grace Library, Monaco, 1998)
    • Edward Martyn Remembering - Poem (Tulira Castle, Galway, 2002)
    • Edward Martyn and the Palestrina Choir (Dublin Castle, 2003)
    • Two New Books about Edward Martyn (Edwin Mellen Press, 2003-4)
    • Edward Martyn's Path to Ireland from Greece by way of Norway (IASIL Conference, Galways, 2004)

See details and comment on these books on:

Articles published in ABEI Journal (The Brazilian Journal of Irish Studies, University of Sao Paulo)

  • 2001: "The Awakening of the Fires: A Survey of AE's Mystical Writings 1897-1933"
  • 2002: "The Vanishing Ideas of Sean O Faolain"
  • 2003: "Travelling with Desmond Hogan: Writing Beyond Ireland"
  • 2005: "The Hindu Celticism of James Cousins (1873-1956)"
  • 2013: "Nun of Kenmare Embattled Religious Reformer" (see journal on-line: - my article begins on page 97)

Other published Irish Studies articles:

  • "Standish James O'Grady's Cultural Nationalism" in Irish Studies Review 1999.
  • "Apocalypse in James Stephens 1912-1914" in Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 2002
  • "The Savage Indignation of Jonathan Swift" Cairo University conference keynote address in New Readings of Old Masters 2003
  • "Remembering Voltaire's Fontenoy" in Remember Fontenoy! (The Irish Literary Society, 2005)
  • "The Irish/English Ring and Its Victorian Popularity" in Irish Theatre in England ed. Richard Cave & Ben Levitas (Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2007)
  • "Tom Moore and Two Friends", a talk at Bowood House, in The Sydney Smith Association Newsletter Issue 13 2008.
  • Review of "The life and times of Edward Martyn: an aristocratic bohemian" by Medeleine Humphreys in Irish Studies Review May 2008: "Unfortunately there is little in this book, with the tell-tale subtitle 'an aristocratic bohemian', to inform and enthuse anybody to argue strongly for the contemporary relevance of the neglected works of the great outsider of the Irish Cultural Revival who was Edward Martyn."
  • "In Search of an Ireland in the Orient: Tom Moore's Lalla Rookh" in New Hibernia Review, Autumn 2008. Republished in Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol. 283 (Layman Poupard Publishing, Columbia USA, 2014) pages 316-325, part of the Thomas Moore Section pages 175-341