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Robert Wilson Lynd 1879-1949

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Born in Belfast. He was a journalist for the Daily News from 1908 and literary editor from 1911. It was his work as an essayist for the New Statesman from 1913-1945 that established his reputation. His essays ran to over 30 volumes but he also wrote books on Ireland and literature which include Home Life in Ireland, Galway of the Races, Who Began it? The Truth About the Murders in Ireland, The Blue Lion and Dr Johnson and Company. He was a friend of Casement, Joyce and other prominent literary figures.

            He is buried in Belfast along with his wife, Sylvia Lynd who was a poet and novelist.

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