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REVIVAL to REVOLUTION: The Literary Career of Thomas MacDonagh - Sources 

Works by Thomas MacDonagh

MacDonagh, Thomas. April and May and Other Verse. Dublin: Sealy, Bryers and Walker, 1903. Print.

—. The Exodus: A Sacred Cantata. Words by Thomas McDonagh, Music by B. Palmieri. Dublin: Doremi & Co, 1904. Print.

—. The Golden Joy. Dublin : O'Donoghue & Co. : M. H. Gill & Son, 1906. Print.

—. Literature in Ireland: Studies Irish and Anglo-Irish. Dublin: Talbot Press, 1916.

—. Lyrical Poems. Dublin: The Irish Review, 1913. Print.

—. “Metempsychosis: or, A Mad World.” Irish Review. February 1912. 585-99. Print.

—. Pagans: A Modern Play in Two Conversations. Dublin: Talbot Press, 1920. Print.

—. The Poetical Work of Thomas MacDonagh. Introduction by James Stephens, Dublin: Talbot Press, 1916. Print.

—. Songs of Myself. Dublin: Hodges and Figgis, 1910. Print.

—. Thomas Campion and the art of English Poetry. Dublin: Hodges and Figgis, 1913. Print.

—. Through the Ivory Gate. A Book of Verse. Dublin: Sealy, Bruers and Walker, 1902. Print.

—. When the Dawn is Come: a Tragedy in Three Acts. Introduction by Chester Garrison. Textual commentary by Johann Norstedt. Chicago: De Paul University, 1973. Print.

—. When the Dawn is Come. Four Rebel Plays. Ed. James Moran. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2007. 43-82. Print.


‘The Curran Collection’. University College Dublin Library Special Collections.

‘Thomas MacDonagh’s Papers’. National Library of Ireland, Dublin.


The Irish Review (1911-1914)

The New Ireland Review (1894-1911)


On Behalf of the Provisional Government: Thomas MacDonagh. Aindreas Ó Gallchoir. RTÉ, 1966.

Secondary Sources

Ayo, Denise A. "Mary Colum, Modernism, and Mass Media: An Irish-Inflected Transatlantic Print Culture." Journal Of Modern Literature 35.4 (2012): 107-129. Academic Search Complete. Web. 21 Apr. 2015.

Ayo, Denise A. The Selected Works of Mary Colum. http://marycolum.com/. 15 June 2015. Web.

Bowe, Nicola Gordon. Wilhelmina Geddes 1887-1955. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2015. Print.

Bowe, Nicola Gordon. Harry Clarke: the Life & Work. Dublin: History Press Ireland, 2012. Print.

Bowe, Nicola Gordon & Elizabeth Cumming. The Arts and Crafts Movements in Dublin & Edinburgh 1885-1925. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1998. Print.

Bruna, Giulia. “Periodical Insurrections: Revival, Modernism, and the Irish Review.Journal of Modern Periodical Studies. Vol. 10, n. 1–2 (2020): 129-156. Print.

Bullock, Kurt. “Literary Provocateur: Revival, Revolt and the Demise of the Irish Review, 1911-14.” The Home Rule crisis 1912-14. Ed. Gabriel Doherty. Cork: Mercier Press, 2014. 63-80. Print.

Bullock, Kurt. “From Revival to Revolution: Thomas MacDonagh and the Irish Review.” Ireland and the New Journalism. Ed. Karen Steele, Michael de Nie. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2014. Print.

Canadine, David. Ed. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. http://www.oxforddnb.com/. 15 June 2015. Web.

Clare, Anne. Unlikely Rebels. The Gifford Girls and the Fight for Irish Freedom. Cork: Mercier Press, 2011. Print.

Davis, Alex. “Yeats and the Celtic Revival: Beltaine (1899-1900), Samhain (1901-8), Dana (1904-5), and The Arrow (1906-9).” The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modern Magazines. Britain and Ireland 1880-1955. Vol. 1  Eds. Peter Brooker et al. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 152-175. Print.

Dawe, Gerald. “‘Pledged to Ireland’: The Poets and Poems of Easter 1916.” The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry. Ed. Fran Brearton & Alan Gillis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 79-84. Print.

Feeney, William. ‘Irish Theatre, The (1914-1920)’. Dictionary of Irish Literature. Ed. Robert Hogan. Revised Edition. London: Aldwych Press, 1996. 581-583. Print.

Hogan, Robert. Ed. ‘Irish Review, The (1911-1915)’. Dictionary of Irish Literature. Revised Edition. London: Aldwych Press, 1996. 579-580. Print.

“The Irish Review” (Prospectus announcing the publication of The Irish Review). Dublin: The Irish Review Publishing Company, 1911. Dublin: National Library of Ireland. Print.

Kenna, Shane. 16 Lives: Thomas MacDonagh. Dublin: O’Brien Press, 2014. Print.

Kennedy, Roísín. “Transmitting Avant-garde Art: Post-impressionism in a Dublin Context.” Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation. Vol. 31, N. 1-2. March-June 2015. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01973762.2015.1004780. 29 June 2015. Web.

Kiberd, Declan. “Disappearing Ireland - Tír faoi Léigear?” Keynote Address. American Conference for Irish Studies. UCD, Ireland. 11 June 2014. Print.

Kiberd, Declan.Thomas MacDonagh (1878-1916).” The UCD Aesthetic. Celebrating 150 Years of UCD Writers. Ed. Tony Roche. Dublin: New Ireland 2005. Print.

Kiberd, Declan & PJ Mathews. Handbook of the Irish Revival. An Anthology of Irish Cultural and Political Writings 1891-1922. Dublin: Abbey Theatre Press, 2015. Print.

Mathews, PJ. Revival. The Abbey Theatre, Sinn Féin, the Gaelic League and the Co-operative Movement. Cork: Cork University Press in association with Field Day, 2003. Print. 

McCoole, Sinéad. Easter Widows. Seven Irish Women who lived in the Shadow of the 1916 Rising. Dublin: Doubleday Ireland, 2014. Print.

McCormack, WJ. “Pearse, France and The Irish Review (1911-1914).” Dublin 1916. The French Connection. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 2012. 74-96. Print.

McGuire, James & James Quinn. Eds. Dictionary of Irish Biography. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009. http://dib.cambridge.org. 15 June 2015. Web.

Moran, James. Staging the Easter Rising. 1916 as Theatre. Cork: Cork University Press, 2005. Print.

Moran, James. “Introduction.” Four Irish Rebel Plays. Ed. James Moran. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2007. 1-40. Print.

Mulhall, Ed. “From Celtic Twilight to Revolutionary Dawn: The Irish Review 1911-1914.” Century Ireland 1913-1923. www.rte.ie/centuryireland. Web. 22 April 2015.

Nolan, Jerry. “Edward Martyn’s Struggle for an Irish National Theatre.” New Hibernia Review, Vol. 7, N. 2, Samhradh/Summer 2003. 88-105. Print.

Norstedt, Johann A.. Thomas MacDonagh. A Critical Biography. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1980. Print.

O’Neill, Marie. Grace Gifford Plunkett and Irish Freedom. Tragic Bride of 1916. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2000. Print.

Parks, Edd Winfield & Aileen Wells Parks. Thomas MacDonagh: the Man, the Patriot, the Writer. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1967. Print.

Sheehy Skeffington, Francis. “An Open Letter to Thomas MacDonagh.” The Irish Citizen. 22 May 1915. Print.

Sisson, Elaine. Pearse’s Patriots. St Enda’s and the Cult of Boyhood. Cork: Cork University Press, 2004. Print.

Steele, Karen. Women, Press and Politics during the Irish Revival. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2007. Print.

Steele, Karen. Ed. Maud Gonne’s Irish Nationalist Writings 1895-1946. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2004. Print.

Stephens, James. “Letter to Constantine P. Curran about the start and funding of The Irish Review.” 8th February 1911. The Curran Collection, UCD Library Special Collections. Print.

White, Lawrence William. "MacDonagh, Thomas". Dictionary of Irish Biography. (Ed.) James McGuire, James Quinn. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2009. http://dib.cambridge.org/quicksearch.do#. 15 June 2015. Web.