Brinsley MacNamara

















































Brinsley MacNamara 1890-1963

Born John Weldon in Delvin, County Westmeath. He became an actor with the Abbey Theatre in 1909. His novel, The Valley of the Squinting Windows, was published in 1918, causing uproar and forcing his schoolteacher father to leave the area. He wrote other novels and plays including The Clanking of Chains, The Mirror in the Dusk, The Glorious Uncertainty, Look at the Heffernans, Margaret Gillan and The Various Lives of Marcus Igoe. He was a founder member of the Irish Academy of Letters. He is buried in Dublin.

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