Isaac Daniel Hooson

Isaac Daniel Hooson (2 September 1880 – 18 October 1948), or I. D. Hooson as he was commonly known, was a Welsh solicitor and poet.

Hooson was born in Victoria House, Market St. in the village of Rhosllannerchrugog, Wrexham, Wales.[1] His grandfather was one of a group of lead miners who left Cornwall for Wales and settled in Flintshire. Isaac's father Edward moved to Rhosllannerchrugog from Holywell, Flintshire, as an apprentice grocer and, later, set up his own grocers and drapery shop in Rhos.

During his lifetime he published only one collection, Cerddi a Baledi,written in the years 1930-36 and published in 1936,[2] but a second collection of his work, Y Gwin a Cherddi Eraill, was published after his death in 1948. Hooson is best known for his poems written for children and he also wrote a Welsh language adaptation of The Pied Piper of Hamelin under the title Y Fantell Fraith in 1934.

A memorial to I. D. Hooson was erected on the Panorama, near Llangollen. Ysgol I D Hooson, in Rhosllanerchrugog, is a Welsh-language school named after the poet.[3]


  1. ^ Arwyn Lloyd Hughes. "HOOSON , ISAAC DANIEL". Welsh Biography Online. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  2. ^ "I.D.Hooson". BBC Cymru. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Ysgol ID Hooson". official school website. Retrieved 30 April 2017.