(1873–1956), poet and playwright. Born in Belfast, he published a collection of lyrical and historical poems (Ben Madighan, 1894) before moving in 1897 to Dublin, where he wrote several plays for the Irish National Theatre [see Abbey Theatre] including The Racing Lug (1902). Through meeting with George Russell he formed the theosophical, convictions that he held throughout a lifetime and expressed in numerous poetry collections, beginning with The Voice of One (1900). Yeats disliked him intensely, and in 1913 he set out for India with his wife Margaret. In Madras, he made a lasting impact with his teaching and his books, including A Wandering Harp (1932) and The Hound of Uladh (1942). We Two Together (1950) is an autobiography that he wrote with his wife.
From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.