Irish Culture Irish Literature

2021 – Synge 150

J.M. Synge, in full John Millington Synge, (born April 16, 1871, Rathfarnham, near Dublin, Ireland—died March 24, 1909, Dublin), leading figure in the Irish literary renaissance, a poetic dramatist of great power who portrayed the harsh rural conditions of the Aran Islands and the western Irish seaboard with sophisticated craftsmanship.