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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Línte Liombó (Lines from limbo)

04 December 2015

Línte Liombó (Lines from limbo) by Seán Ó Ríordáin, 1971

Featured in the Dictionary of Irish Biography, the poet and essayist was born in 1916 in Ballyvourney in Cork.

Línte Liombó, published in 1971 is the title of the final collection published during his lifetime. Poems such as Súile donna (Brown eyes) and Toil (Will) are some of the most well known, they  capture a sense of detachment from a lifetime spent in ill health.

Read more about Seán Ó Riordáin’s life in the Dictionary of Irish Biography.

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