William Butler Yeats and the Murder of Honor Bright
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I knew very little about my grandmother at all except that my father’s birth certificate named her as Lizzie O’Neill, living at 2 Catherine Street, Dublin, where my father had grown up. He had been only four when she was murdered. He had lived in the cellar of a tenement with his foster family, so she must have had a room above. I also had two short newspaper articles giving her address in 1925 at 48 Newmarket, two streets away. I had searched with great care for Lizzie among the records of the Irish General Register Office but had never found her. But when I realised that my father looked just like W B Yeats I started looking again ...