• 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

June 25th
Dearest Mercy, I meant to write to you long ago to thank you for my marvellous Whitsun but it was impossible to write in Dublin (!) and when I got home there were certain complications and distractions afoot. It was sad you couldn't all come to Dublin too; at a conservative estimate the drinking during my 7 days there averaged 12 hour per day. The place was full of Rodgerers all bickering their heads off. Also Dominic Behan who became a bit of a menace. He came back to Brigid's one evening and spent an hour or two, while drinking up a whole bottle of her whiskey, explaining that he was a ten times better writer than I am because Life

Louis MacNeice
1962 Jun 25th
New Statesman, Oxford
Linen Hall Library, "MacNeice050", Northern Ireland Literary Archive, accessed Sun, 05/09/2021 - 17:48, https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/macneice050