This is a plaque bearing the words of the poem 'Fear Lasta Lampaí' or 'The Lamplighter' in English, by the Galway poet Máirtín Ó Direáin.
Máirtín Ó Direáin (29 November 1910 – 19 March 1988) was an Irish poet who is widely held to be one of the foremost Irish language poets of the twentieth century. A native of the Aran Islands Gaeltacht, Ó Direáin later spent time working in Galway and Dublin, where he upheld a connection to Gaelic affairs through Conradh na Gaeilge and Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe. A significant theme of his poetic works deals with the tensions between the urban and rural, modernity and tradition, the English-speaking world and Gaeldom.
While Ó Direáin was rooted deeply in the Gaelic tradition, his poetry also shows influence from wider European writers. His influences included Nietzsche, Spengler, Yeats, Haicéad, Ó Bruadair, Bedell and Shakespeare.