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Hubert Butler 1900-1991

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Born in Maidenhall, Bennetsbridge, County Kilkenny. He was a teacher, journalist, essayist and translator. He travelled extensively in the 1930s before returning to Ireland in 1941. His views were not always well received in the conservatism of his time but his reputation continues to grow. His works include Ten Thousand Saints: A Study in Irish and European Origins, Escape from the Anthill, The Children of Drancy, Grandmother and Wolfe Tone and translations from the Russian. He is buried about 12 kilometres from Kilkenny.

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