Resonances of Yeats’s Connemara voyage

A boat trip around the Connemara islands with JM Synge in 1905 gave Jack B Yeats the inspiration for one of his best late works

24th February, 2019
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A Passage Is Required by Jack B Yeats

An artist’s most important muse can be their memory. A late work, A Passage Is Required, painted in 1953 by Jack B Yeats, harks back to 1905 when he and JM Synge made a trip round the islands of Connemara with the ferryman of Dinish Island as their guide.

Synge described the journey in his Manchester Guardian articles which were republished in 1910, illustrated by Yeats. The ferryman’s passengers also conjure up Yeats’s past, the...

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