Michael Robartes and the Dancer
The Cuala Press (formerly Dun Emer Press) was founded in Dundrum, Ireland, in 1902, by Elizabeth and Lily Yeats, the sisters of W. B. Yeats. The press had two main purposes: to provide employment for Irish women; and to publish contemporary Irish literature. The Easter Rising of 1916 was a six-day armed rebellion of Irish republicans against the British in Dublin. Significantly moved, Yeats penned Easter, 1916, which appeared in this Cuala Press edition of 1920, limited to 400 copies only. It was also the first book appearance of his A Prayer for My Daughter, and A Meditation in Time of War.