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Virginia and Leonard Woolf made their sole trip to Ireland in late April and early May of 1934. They traveled to counties Cork, Kerry and Galway, and they also spent time in Dublin.

In her diaries, Virginia mentioned some of the specific things she loved about the Emerald Isle. They included:

  • “the perfection of Irish conversation,”
  • the “character and charm” of “half squalid” Irish life,
  • and the “rocks and the desolate bays.”

So today, put on your green and read more about the Woolfs’ 1934 trip, complete with photos that attempt to portray — with a 21st century twist — what she saw in Ireland.

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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day comes the news that a special adaptation of Mrs. Dalloway will be on stage at The Playhouse in Derry, Ireland, on Saturday, March 21.

Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Tickets are £11 and £9 and are available from The Playhouse Box Office at (028) 71268027.

Virginia and Leonard Woolf made their sole trip to Ireland in late April and early May of 1934. They traveled to counties Cork, Kerry and Galway, and they also spent time in Dublin.

Yes there is a great melancholy in a deserted land, though the beauty remains untouched. – Virginia Woolf’s Diary entry, 30 April 1934

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