Clifford, Sigerson  

Ballads of a Bogman


Wonderfully evocative poems from Sigerson Clifford.

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Sigerson Clifford has set his poems against the mountain backdrop that edges Dingle Bay from the Laune to the Inney. He has a special feeling for the beauty of the valleys and mountains of Kerry. With a rare sense of intimacy he takes the reader through the dew-wet grass of sloping fields, or to sit with him in a cosy pub. In these ballads Clifford has caught and held the witchery of Kerry. 


The verses, wistful and gay, recall the comings and goings of a people whose lime-whitened houses nestle in the hills between the bog and the lighthouse. The author displays a true gift for ballad poetry in the tricks and turns of speech he employs in this charming collection.




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ISBN 9781856350105

About the Author

Sigerson Clifford was born in Cork in 1913 of Kerry parentage. He won the 1944 Kerry Drama Festival Cup for his first play, 'Nano'. His second play, 'The Great Pacificator', was produced by the Abbey Theatre in 1947. His other works include 'Death Sails the Shannon', 'The Glassy Man', 'The Wild Colonial Boy', 'Travelling Tinkers' and 'Lascar Rock'. He died in 1985.