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Patricia Lynch 1894-1972

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Born in Sunday’s Well, County Cork. She was educated in England and Scotland. She was sent over to Ireland by Sylvia Pankhurst to report on the Rising and her Rebel Ireland was widely circulated in America and Europe. She won a silver medal at the Tailteann Games in 1931 for her first book The Cobbler’s Apprentice. She went on to write over 50 books, the best known of which was The Turf-cutter’s Donkey. She was a well-respected children’s writer throughout Europe.

            In 1920, she married R(ichard) M(ichael) Fox 1891-1969, a left wing journalist born in Leeds, England. His works include The History of the Irish Citizen Army, Green Banners:The Story of the Irish Struggle, Rebel Irishwomen and biographies of Jim Larkin and James Connolly. They are buried together in Dublin.

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