James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Wikip
Irish playwrite Samuel Beckett once ran documents across enemy lines for the French Resistance. Also became own master in prose. Conquered depression during early education. Overcame the influence of James Joyce.
On the 15th of March 1852 Lady Isabella Augusta Gregory (née Persse) was born in Roxborough, Co. Galway. Lady Gregory was a poet, writer, playwright, folklorist, translator of Irish literature and theatre manager. With William Butler Yeats and Edward Martyn she founded the Irish Literary Theatre and in 1904 became a director of the Abbey Theatre with Yeats and John Synge. The portrait of Lady Gregory is by John Butler Yeats and is in the National gallery of Ireland, Dublin.