Francis Stuart in Ballymagarraghy

Francis Stuart (1902-2000) was one of Ireland’s established writers who led a life that was both colourful and controversial. His marriage to Iseult Gonne, daughter of Maud, ended in failure and Iseult later attracted the attentions of W.B. Yeats. Interned for his activities during the Troubles, Stuart was attracted by the rhetoric of Adolf Hitler and in 1940 decided to live in Germany where he obtained a post as a lecturer in Berlin University. In 1942, he broadcast a commentary…