Lady Sydney Morgan
 

 

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Lady Sydney Morgan c. 1776-1859

The story goes that she was born on the mail boat crossing the Irish Sea. She herself said she was born in ‘Ould Dublin’. She revealed no more about her birthplace and even less about the date. She became well-known for her novel The Wild Irish Girl. Other works include O’Donnel – A National Tale, The O’Briens and the O’Flahertys, Florence Macarthy – An Irish Tale and controversial but popular books on France and Italy. She was also a well-known socialite in Dublin and when her popularity declined she went to London and hosted a successful salon there. She is buried in London.

Her father, Robert Owenson 1744-1812, was born in County Mayo.  He was proprietor of the Crow Street Theatre and also opened the Fishamble Street Theatre. He was buried in Irishtown but the location of the grave is uncertain.

 

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