• Letters to George and Mercy McCann


The British Broadcasting Corporation
Broadcasting House, London, W.1
Telegrams and cables: Broadcasts, Telex, London – International Telex: 22182
Telephone: Langham 4468

May 24,
Mercy Darling, Change of plan – if it suits you? I had forgotten all about Whitsun, so could I come to you before the Dublin lark, i.e. arriving on the morning of Saturday June 9th? Assuming that you both have a holiday on Whit Monday, I could then go on to Dublin on the morning of Tuesday 12th. Thank George for his letter. Glad you both enjoyed Kinsale. Have you heard it is now going to be the H.Q. of the Irish Shark Club. You must catch one not less than 75lb in weight, with rod, reel and line only, from an Irish shop, and the only eligible species are blue, porbeagle, thresher, hammerhead, grey and mako. Hedli by the way has been writing letters – have you had one? (Elizabeth and I both have) – blackguarding me about money. I wrote back, pointing out for the hundredth and first time that

Louis MacNeice
1962 May 24th
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