a poet’s life


Thomas’ book of poetry “Through the Ivory Gate” is published.

Spring 1903

“April and May” is published.


Thomas goes to teach and further his studies at St. Colman’s College in Fermoy.


Thomas moves to Dublin and joins Pearse in founding St. Enda’s school.

When the Dawn is Come was produced at the Abbey Theater.


Thomas and Patrick Pearse found the Association of Secondary School Teachers.

Summer of 1910

Thomas traveled to Paris to study and enjoyed the discussions of art, history and politics at the caf├ęs.


Upon return from Paris Thomas takes his exams for his BA and continues on with his MA


Thomas wrote his thesis “Thomas Campion and the Art of Poetry”. He graduates from University College Dublin with his Masters of Arts.

March 1911

Thomas along with Hueston, Colum, and Stephens release the first issue of the “Irish Review” a magazine of literature, reviews, and politics for the intellectual movement in Ireland.

January 1912

Thomas marries Muriel Gifford. Thomas is also appointed as a professor at University College.


A busy year for Thomas, teaching, directing university students in plays, writing, and working with Plunkett in plans to start a Irish theater. Metempsychosis, was performed by the Theater of Ireland.

November 1912

Muriel gives birth to their first son, Donagh.