CollectionPapers of Leland Bardwell
Collection DescriptionLeland Bardwell (née Hone) (25 February 1922 - 28 June 2016) poet, playwright, author was born in India to Irish parents. When she was two years old her family returned to Ireland to live in Leixlip House, Co. Kildare. She was educated in Alexandra School, Dublin and later in London University. Her poetry collections are The Mad Cyclist (Dublin, 1970), The Fly and the Bedbug (Dublin, 1984), Dostoevsky's Grave New and Selected Poems (Dublin, 1991), The White Beach New and Selected Poems 1960-1988 (Clare, 1998) and The Noise of Masonry Settling (Dublin, 2006). Her plays are Thursday, Open Ended Prescription, The Edith Piaf Story, and Jocasta. Her novels are Girl on a Bicycle (Dublin, 1977), That London Winter (Co-Op Books, 1981), The House (Kerry, 1984), There We Have Been (Dublin, 1989), Mother to a Stranger (Belfast, 2002). Her memoir is entitled A Restless Life (Dublin, 2008). Leland Bardwell was a member of Aosdána. She was a founding member of the literary journal Cyphers and she founded the literary festival Scríobh at the Model Arts and Niland Gallery that ran from 1993- 2006. [Trinity College Dublin]
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ReferenceTCD MS 11273

50 archival boxes. This collection consists of drafts of poetry, plays, novels, short stories, radio plays, children's stories, newspaper reviews and correspondence. There is a small amount of Scríobh related material.

AccessBy prior appointment.
Century20th, 21st
Repository NameTrinity College Dublin, Manuscripts and Archives Department
AddressOld Library Dublin 2
EircodeD02 PN40
Telephone(01) 896-1189
Telephone 2(01) 896-3384
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CommentThe information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archives. The lists were compiled by staff of Trinity College, Dublin Library and we are grateful for their assistance. Due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually. We are grateful to Felicity O'Mahony for providing information on items and collections added since 1999.