Galway City Poetry Trail - Salmon Weir Bridge

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An extract from 'Hail and Farewell' by George Moore and WB Yeats was unveiled here by the poet Martin Dyar in 2015. George Moore was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist. Hail And Farewell is a three volume memoir of Moore’s time in Dublin in the decade prior to the outbreak of the Great War and the Irish Revolution. In 1901, Moore returned to Ireland to live in Dublin at the suggestion of his cousin and friend, Edward Martyn. Martyn had been involved in Ireland's cultural and dramatic movements for some years, and was working with Lady Gregory and William Butler Yeats to establish the Irish Literary Theatre. Moore soon became deeply involved in this project and in the broader Irish Literary Revival. William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of the Irish literary establishment, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served two terms as a Senator of the Irish Free State.