Padraic Colum

Famed Irish author Padraic Colum gave a highly anticipated lecture at D’Youville College on January 14, 1920.  Florence Keady (DYC class of 1921) wrote an article on the author and his work.  Published in the D’Youville Magazine, Keady wrote, “To readers in a country that can boast neither of fairies nor folk-lore, there is no need to apologize for writing about fairy tales or their makers.  The present article will deal with those stories of the heroes of the dawn and the elves of twilight which one of the most distinguished of modern Irish penmen has written down for us in a prose of singular sweetness and charm.”¹

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