Achill The Island

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Published in 2018, this beautiful hardback book contains poems by Achill writer John F. Deane and full colour reproductions of island life paintings by John Behan. 49 pages.

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Published in 2018, this beautiful hardback book contains poems by Achill writer John F. Deane and full colour reproductions of island life paintings by John Behan. 49 pages.

From the back cover:
Achill Island has always inspired poets and artists from all over the world as they come to observe its wild landscape and rich traditions. In this anthology, the celebrated poet John F. Deane brings us into the spiritual and enchanted secrets of his beloved childhood island, through a collection of poems that will impassion every heart to the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Coast. Magically illustrated by the hand of leading Irish sculptor John Behan, this book presents an in-depth awareness of the island of Achill, its heritage, its spirit, its people, its physical beauty and its magical light.

Contents:
Poem: The Swallow (Painting: Island Life)
Poem: The View From Here (Painting: Four Men with Currach (Homage to Bill Doyle))
Poem: Killeen (Painting: Cillin, Achill)
Poem: The Current (Painting: Man with Fish)
Poem: Frenzy
Poem: The Meadows of Asphodel
Poem: Near Restful Waters (Painting: Yawl at Achill Sound)
Poem: Old Mariner (Painting: The Old Mariner)
Poem: The Monastery
Poem: The Sandy-Banks
Poem: Slievemore: The Abandoned Village (Painting: Funeral at Keel (Homage to playwright Brian Friel))
Poem: Accompanied (Painting: Island Funeral)
Poem: Towards A Conversion
Poem: Then And Now
Poem: Shoemaker
Poem: Semibreve
Poem: Townland (Painting: Nativity in Bunnacurry, Achill)
Poem: Before The Crib
Poem: Sailers-by-the-Wind
Poem: Jimmy Murphy's Boat (Painting: Launching the Currach)
Poem: Walking The Roads (Painting: On Dooagh Beach)
Poem: On Keel Beach (Painting: Figure on Dooagh Beach)
Poem: The Upright Piano
Poem: Harbour: Achill Island
Poem: Coast (Painting: Fisherman Seated on Lobster Pot)