• Letters to George and Mercy McCann


The British Broadcasting Corporation

Broadcasting House, London, W.1

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Langham 4468

Jan 6th

Darling Mercy, Bimba and I enjoyed Dublin. First person we met was Seumas Kavanagh,

bearded now, who bought her Gaelic coffees. She also had her first oysters – Galway

Bay. The Wilkinsons gave us an exorbitant amount of fried eggs at midnight. David

Greene, bearded too of course, told Bimba how to get in to T.C.D. She liked the Library v.

much. A minute (about 4 ft.) Italian girl came to see me about a thesis she's writing on

Autumn Journal. We also went to both the National and Municipal Galleries. Both days

the sun shone. But here it's bloody cold. Saw Bertie yeterday and told him about Harden.

I'm going to stay with him sometime next week. Bimba bought herself a great Aran island

pullover in Dublin. Would have

Louis MacNeice
1961 Jan 6th
Ibsen, Dutch
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