Published Writings

By waltermacken.com

Novels

Brown Lord of the Mountain . London , and New York : Macmillan, 1966. London : Pan Books, 1970. Title of the New York edition: Lord of the Mountain[28]

I Am Alone . London , and New York : Macmillan, 1949. London : Pan Books, 1978.

Quench the Moon. London , and New York : Macmillan, 1948. Dingle: Brandon , 1995.

Rain on the Wind. London , and New York : Macmillan, 1950. London : Pan Books, 1975.

Seek the Fair Land . London , and New York : Macmillan, 1959. London : Pan Books, 1988

Sullivan London, and New York : Macmillan, 1957. London : Pan Books, 1976.

Sunset on the Window Panes . London , and New York : Macmillan, 1954. London : Pan Books, 1978.

The Bogman . London , and New York : Macmillan, 1952. London : Pan Books, 1972.

The Scorching Wind. London , and New York : Macmillan, 1966. London : Pan Books, 1988.

The Silent People . London , and New York : Macmillan, 1962. London : Pan Books, 1988.

Books for Children

Island of the Great Yellow Ox. London , and New York : Macmillan, 1966.

City of Tribes . London : Macmillan, 1966. Dingle: Brandon , 1997.

Contents: “Ambition”; “Battle”; “The Passing of the Black Swan”; “New Clothes for the Giolla”; “Dad”; “Deputy Johnny”; “Tail of a Kid”; “Saga”; “Dovetail and the Turkey”; “Homecoming”; “Homing Salmon”; “Spanish Joe”; “Colm comes to the Citie”; “The Citie”; “An Act of Charity”; “Pugnug”; “The New Broom”; “Gaeglers and the Greyhound”

God Made Sunday and Other Stories. London and New York : Macmillan, 1962. London : Pan Books, 1973.

Contents: “God Made Sunday”; “Patter O’Rourke”; “The Big Fish”; “Solo and the Nine Irons”; “The Match Maiden”; “The Conjugator”; “Solo and the Simpleton”; “Light in the Valley”; “This Was My Day”; “Solo and the Sinner”; “No Medal for Matt”; “The Red Rager”; “The Lion”

The Coll Doll and Other Stories. London , and New York : Macmillan, 1969. London : Pan Books, 1971.

Contents: “The Coll Doll”; “The Currach Race”; “Duck Soup”; “The Kiss”; “Characters in Order of Appearance”; “Gaeglers and the Wild Geese”; “The Wasteland”; “The Fair Lady”; “The Eyes of the Cat”; “A Talk in the Dark”; “My Neighbour”; “Foreign Fish”; “The Hurling Match”; “The Green Hills”; “Tuesday’s Children”; “The Lady and the Tom”; “Janey is a Girl”; “Barney’s Maggie”; “The Dreamer”; “The River”; “Three Witnesses”

The Flight of the Doves. London , and New York : Macmillan, 1968.

The Grass of the People. Dingle: Brandon , 1998.

Contents: “The Grass of the People”; “What will we do with the Yanks”; “Solo and the Sailor”; “This Was My Day”; “The Storm is Still”; “How to Poach a Salmon”; “Sukos”; “The Mare with Foal at Foot”; “The Green Dream”; “Challenge the River”; “The Tangler”; “The Bachelor”; “The Coll Doll”; “The Kiss”; “Characters in Order of Appearance”; “A Talk in the Dark”; “My Neighbour”; “Jane is a Girl”; “The Dreamer”; “Three Witnesses”

The Green Hills and Other Stories. London , and New York : Macmillan, 1956.

Contents : “Gaeglers and the Wild Geese”; “The Currach Race”; “The Gauger”; “The Young Turk”; “The Proud Man”; “The Green Hills”; “Barney’s Maggie”; “The Sailor”; “The Hurling Match”; “Duck Soup”; “The Fair Lady”; “The Lady and the Tom”; “The Atheist”; “The Wasteland”; “Tuesday’s Children”; “Hallmarked”; “The Eyes of the Cat”; “Foreign Fish”; “The Boy and the Brace”; “The River”; “The King”

Short Stories

“The Boy and the Brace”, also titled “Parade Day” [ The Green Hills. (1956)] Times Pictorial. (Jan. 6, 1951); The Cape Argus . ( South Africa . May. 5, 1951); The Sunday Mail. (May. 6, 1951); The Sunday Tribune. (May. 6, 1951); Collier’s. (Jul. 14, 1951); World Prize Short Stories. (London: Oldham, 1952)

“The King”[The Green Hills. (1956)] The Atlantic Monthly . (Jun. 1951); Irish Red Cross Annual. (1951)

“The Sailor” [ The Green Hills. (1956)]; Collier’s. (Mar. 22, 1952); The Coll Doll. (1969)

“The Farmer wants a Bride”[ John Bull. (Aug. 2, 1952)]

“Foreign Fish”[ The Green Hills. (1956)]; Argosy. (Feb. 1953); John O’London’s Weekly. (Jun. 11, 1954); The Coll Doll. (1969)

“The River”, also titled “How to Poach a Salmon”[ The Green Hills. (1956)]; Argosy. (Nov. 1953); The Coll Doll. (1969)

“Gaeglers and the Wild Geese” [ The Green Hills. (1956)]; The New Yorker. (Feb. 13, 1954″; The Coll Doll. (1969)

“The Hurling Match” [ The Green Hills. (1956)]; Argosy. (Mar. 1954); The Coll Doll. (1969)

“The Proud Man” [ The Green Hills. (1956)]; The New Yorker. (Apr. 24, 1954)

“Tuesday’s Children” [ The Green Hills. (1956)]; The Sign. (1955); The Coll Doll. (1969)

“The Bachelor” [ The Grass of the People. (1998); Weekend Magazine. Vol. V, No. 24 (1955)

“The Gauger” [ The Green Hills. (1956)]; The New Yorker. (Feb. 4, 1956)

“The Fair Lady”, also titled “A Gold Cup for Fair Lady” [ The Green Hills. (1956)]; Macleans Magazine. (Feb. 18, 1956); The Coll Doll. (1969)

“The Eyes of the Cat” [ The Green Hills. (1956)]; The Coll Doll. (1969) Esquire. ( New York : Jul. 1956);

“The Lion”, also titled “The Cruel Cage”, “A friend for Samson”[ God Made Sunday. (1962)]; Winter Tales III (London: Macmillan, 1956); The Saturday Evening Post. (Feb. 1, 1958)

“The Young Turk” [ The Green Hills. (1956)]; Scholastic Teacher. (Oct. 12, 1960)

“The Wasteland” [ The Green Hills. (1956)]; Scholastic Teacher. (Oct. 21, 1966); The Coll Doll. (1969)

“The Big Fish” [ God Made Sunday. (1962)]; The Sign. (Feb. 1957)

“No Medal for Matt” [ God Made Sunday. (1962)]; The New Yorker. (Jun. 28, 1958); Ave Maria. (Nov. 2, 1963)

“This was my Day” [ God Made Sunday. (1962)]; University Gazette. (Dublin: Trinity Term, 1958)

“Challenge the River” [ The Grass of the People. (1998)]; The Sunday Evening Post. ( Philadelphia : Aug. 31, 1959)

“God Made Sunday”[ God Made Sunday. (1962)]; Good Housekeeping. (Apr. 1962)

“Do you know what I mean?” [ Woman’s Mirror. (Apr. 14, 1965)]

“The Kiss” [ The Coll Doll. (1969)]; The Grass of the People. (1998); The New Yorker. (Sep. 7, 1963); The Irish Press. (Aug. 23, 1969)

“The Coll Doll” [ The Coll Doll. (1969)]; This Week in Ireland . (Jan. 9, 1970)

Plays

Mungo’s Mansion , A play in 3 Acts. (London: Macmillan, 1947)

Vacant Possession , A play in 3 acts. (London: Macmillan, 1948)

Home is the Hero (London: Macmillan, 1953) (New York: Macmillan, 1953)

Twilight is the Warrior (London: Macmillan, 1956)

Plays in Irish[30]

Mealdramai Fada: (Translation, Long Melodramas.)

An Cailín Aimsire Abú (Translation, Salute the Waitress )(1943)

Oighreacht na Mara. (Translation, Inherit the Sea )(1944) [31]

An Fear On Spidéal. (Translation, The Man from Spiddal )(1945)

Gearrdhrama: (Translation, Short Play)

Bhí Mac Agam Tráth . (Translation, I had a Son Once ) (1943)

Ilsiamsai: (Translation, Pantomimes)

Rúille Búillle. (Translation, Ructions ) (1942)

Muintir na hEireann. (Translation, The People of Ireland )(1947)

Scigdhramai: (Translation, Funny Plays / Comedies)

Ceart agus Cúiteamh. (Translation, Right and Reparation ) (1934)

(le Frank Dermody)

Caithréim an Sclábhaí . (Translation, The Challenges of a Slave )(1941)

(le Tómas O’Maille) [32]

Croidhe an Seasamhach. (Translation, The Heart of the Man who Stands up

for Himself ) (1942)

Arrah na Pogue. (Translation, The Nonsense Kiss )(1947)

Articles by Walter Macken

“Where stands the Gaelic Drama?” Irish Workers Weekly. (Nov. 1945)

“The Bookman: Bookman’s Gossip” Irish Bookman, Vol.1, PT.3, pp 50-53,

(1946)

“Are you doing anything tonight? Why not try the Theatre?” The Irish Press.

(Jan. 24, 1948)

“What it takes to make an Actress”, The Irish Press. (Jan. 31, 1948)

“Spotlight on the Chorus”, The Irish Press. (Feb. 14, 1948)

“Palatial Cinemas”: Back Street Theatres”, The Irish Press. (Mar. 6, 1948)

“Irish Bog”. Time (April, 30 th 1951)

“If you want to know Galway – says Walter Macken”, Ireland of the

Welcomes , may-June, Vol.2, no.1. (1953)

“Macken on Mayo”, Ireland of the Welcomes. (Feb. 1955)

“Past Pupil”, Presentation College Galway: The Presentation Sisters 1815-

1965. (Galway ) (1965)

“Remembrance of Past Things”, Centenary Record.

Unpublished Writings

Unpublished Novels

And then No More. (1946)

Cockles and Mustard. (1947)

Unpublished Short Stories[29]

“Ambition”; “An Act of Charity”; “Bill”; “Dioghaltas”; “Gaeglers and the Bells”; “Love’s Young Dream”; “Moonlight in Mayo”; “Old Soldiers”; “Tale of the Kid” I; “Tale of the Kid” II; “Tales from the Citie”; “Terror”; “The Broom and the Serpent”; “The Green Dream” I; “The Green Dream” II; “The Storm is Still”

Unpublished Plays [33]

Claddagh Day . (Date uncertain)

Flat to Let , A one Act Play of the September Crisis. (Date uncertain)

Gaels in the Gantry , A Play in 3 acts. (Date uncertain)

Ring for Longford , A Comedy in 3 Acts. (Date uncertain)

Rude Forefathers , A Comedy in 3 Acts. (Date uncertain)

Saint on a Sunday , A Play in 3 acts. (Date uncertain)

The Boola Boy , A Play in 3 acts. (Date uncertain)

The Boys Come Home , A Comedy in 3 acts. (Date uncertain)

The Whistling Woman , A play in 2 acts. (Date uncertain)

Three Days in the Gantry . (Date uncertain)

Types and Shadows , A Play in 3 Acts. (Date uncertain)

Uncle Peter . (Date uncertain)

Salute the Servant , A Farce in 3 acts. (1943)

The Man from Spiddal . (1945)

The Mirror of Homer , also titled Look in the Looking Glass , A Comedy in 3

Acts. Written for Mr. Cyril Cusack. First performed the Abbey Theatre, March 1957.

The Voices of Doolin . Written for Mr. Cyril Cusack. First performed Dublin

Theatre Festival, 1960.

The Last Gentleman , A Play in 3 acts. (1960’s)

Merchant’s Road , A Play in 3 Acts. (1963)

 [28] The word ‘Brown’ was deleted in the U.S.A. due to racial issues.

 [29] In 1983 Peggy Macken sold over 5000 sheets of letters, manuscripts, and documents of Walter’s writings to Wuppertal University , Germany . Interview with Ultan Macken (25 th Jul. 2004)

[30] As some of the plays below are unpublished, the dates refer to when they were first produced in An Taibhdhearc. (Gaelic Theatre Galway )

[31] Origin of Rain on the Wind .

[32] A biographical play about St. Patrick.

[33] Titles for unpublished plays obtained from the archives of An Taibhdhearc. (Some dates uncertain)

 

 

 

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