Graves, Alfred Percival

Graves, Alfred Percival, 1846–1931, Irish poet. An inspector of schools, he was also twice president of the Irish literary society. He compiled several volumes of Irish music and folksongs. Included among his own writings are Irish Songs and Ballads (1880) and Father O'Flynn (1889).

See his collected poems (1908); his autobiography, To Return to All That (1930). Robert Graves is his son.

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