I’ve decided not to be bound by time in this. Since I’ve rearranged the locations of all these folks (Yeats didn’t live in Tipperary, and Joyce had removed himself from Ireland entirely), I shouldn’t feel bad that Oscar would have been long dead by the 30s (although he did know Yeats while he was still alive).
With this, I’m trying to create an alternate reality in which these versions of famous people live together and interact. To my literary-minded fans: does it work? Can you suspend your disbelief?