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Oliver St John Gogarty 1878-1957

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Born in Dublin. He was a poet, writer, politician and surgeon. He was the model for the stately, plump Buck Mulligan of Joyce’s Ulysses. He wrote for the United Irishman, was pro-Treaty and made a famous escape from his enemies by Gogarty2.jpg (52878 bytes)swimming across the Liffey. He also carried out the autopsy on Michael Collins. In 1924 he was one of the organisers of the Tailteann Games.

            His works include As I Was Going Down Sackville Street, Tumbling in the Hay, It Isn’t This Time of Year at All and Collected Poems. He spent much of his later years living away from Ireland. He is buried in County Galway.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book