Resonances of Yeats’s Connemara voyage

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A Passage Is Required by Jack B Yeats

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

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.

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