Lively debates are paper sellers
Published 05/05/2014 | 08:36
THE ongoing debate on God in your letters page, for which I thank you and enjoy, reminds me of an incident in the life of the Co Donegal poet William Allingham.
Around 1800, a local newspaper was in danger of closing and Allingham and a friend began a campaign of writing letters on controversial matters.
The response and counter-responses proved so interesting to readers that the newspaper survived.