Sean O'Casey
 

 

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Seán O’Casey 1880-1964

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Born in Dublin. He came from a poor Protestant working class family. He worked from a young age and was largely self-taught. He became Secretary of the Irish Citizen Army but left in 1914. His first three plays established him as a major dramatist - The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock (for which he was awarded the Hawthornden Prize) and The Plough and the Stars. A growing-apart with the new Irish State sent him into exile and his subsequent work never achieved the success of his earlier plays. Other works include The Silver Tassie, Cock-a-Doodle Dandy, The Bishop’s Bonfire, The Drums of Father Ned and a six-volume autobiography. His remains were cremated in Golders London.

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