Anna Johnston MacManus (1866-1902 / Ireland)
Biography of Anna Johnston MacManus
Anna Johnston MacManus (3 December 1866 – 21 April 1902) was an Irish writer and poet. She is best-known for the ballad Roddy McCorley and the Song of Ciabhán; the latter was set to music by Ivor Gurney.
She and Alice Milligan published two nationalist publications, The Northern Patriot and (later) The Shan Van Vocht, which was published from 1896 monthly until 1899.
Anna Johnston MacManus's Works:
* The Four Winds of Eirinn (1902) - poems
* The Passionate Hearts (1903) - poems
* In the Celtic Past (1904) - stories
* We Sang for Ireland: Poems of Ethna Carbery, Séamus MacManus, Alice Milligan (1950) - poetry
A Ballad Of Galway
The market place is all astir,
The sombre streets are gay,
And lo! a stately galleon
Lies anchored in the Bay–
The colleens shy, and sturdy lads,
Are swiftly trooping down,
To greet the Spanish sailors
On the quay of Galway Town.