Denis H. O Sullivan, known locally as the ‘Boatman of Glengarriff’ is a rural scribe who penned a collection of poetry about the beauty of Glengarriff’s landscape.
Though little known outside his own time and place, O’Sullivan’s work caught the attention of the American poet, Marianne Moore (1887-1972). In the notes to her 1941 poem, ‘Spenser’s Ireland’, she credits O’Sullivan’s ‘Happy Memories of Glengarriff’ with her use of the phrases ‘guillemot’ and ‘linnet’.
Happy Memories of Glengarriff
- Poulgorm, Glengarriff
- “King Edward’s Royal Sea Tour” Along the Lovely Shores of Glengarriff Harbour
- The Prince of Wales’ Route
- Denis H. O’Sullivan, Tourists’ Boatman, Glengarriff
- Glengarriff Bay
- The Praise of Lord Bantry’s Demesne, Glengarriff
- The Red Fuchsia Tree
- Glengarriff’s Lovely Vale
- Come to Glengarriff