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George A. Birmingham

(Canon James Owen Hannay) 1865-1950

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Born in Belfast. After graduating from Trinity College Dublin, he was ordained and took up a position in Westport where he began his prolific writing, using the nom-de-plume George Birmingham. After a local production of his play, General John Regan, caused controversy he considered it wiser to leave Westport. He served in the British Army as a chaplain during the First World War and he later served in various parishes  in England. He wrote over 80 works including novels, plays and religious works. These include Spanish Gold, The Seething Pot, Two Scamps, The Majorís Niece, The Inviolable Sanctuary, The Red Hand of Ulster, The Northern Iron and Up the Rebels. He is buried in Somerset.

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