A portrait of Teresa Brayton on the site of The Old Bog Road
1868 - 1943 Poet and Author
TERESA BRAYTON -
had poems published in 'The Nation' over the initials 'T.B'. She then emigrated to America in 1895, first to Boston and then to New York. In New York she met and married Richard Brayton. She had poems published in various newspapers and periodicals and appears to have returned to Ireland several times because she got to know most of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, and strongly supported their cause in her literary work. She returned permanently in 1932, first to Dublin and then, in 1940, to her birthplace. She died in 1943. 'The Old Bog Road' first appeared as a poem rather than a song in her book 'Songs of the Dawn'.