Join us as we explore the poetry of Kildare born poet and imigrant Teresa Brayton(1868-1943)
‘My feet are here on Boradway this blessed harvest morn
But O, the ache that’s in them for the sod where I was born
My weary hands are blistered from toil in cold and heat
And ‘tis O, to swing a scythe today through fields of Irish wheat’
(The Old Bog Road)
Admission: €10.00 (incl. Tea/coffee)
Teresa Brayton was born Teresa Boylan at Kilbrook near Enfield Co Kildare. Although published in Ireland in the 1880s it was not until she emigrated to the United States that her reputation as a poet was established. Teresa’s poems drew inspiration from nationalist and religious traditions and were directed towards Irish exiles and Irish Americans. In 1932 following the death of her French-Canadian husband she returned to Ireland and settled in the old family home at Kilbrook. Teresa is best known for the ballad ‘The Old Bog Road’.