Saturday, 1 February 2014

Winifred Mabel Letts - "Saint Brigid" on St. Brigid's Day - 1st February

Thank you so much to Bairbre O'Hogan, whose mother was a friend of Winifred M Letts when she lived in Ireland.

Bairbre reminded me that today - 1st February - is St. Brigid's day and sent me a scan of this beautiful poster, which the poet gave to Bairbre when she was born.  The image of St. Brigid, lambs and dandelion, was painted by Winifred's stepdaughter, Kathleen Verschoyle and was printed by the Cuala Press in Dublin.   The poem was written by Winifred M. Letts.

As a child, Bairbre remembers spending time with Winifred and being inspired by her.  Bairbre is currently researching Winifred's life and would be delighted to hear from anyone who has any information.

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Winifred M. Letts is featured in Volume 1 of "Female Poets of the First World War" - available from