Prolific Irish author of more than a hundred novels, numerous poems, and five autobiographical works. Her publications include Three Fair Maids, or the Burkes of Derrymore; The Land of Mist and Mountain; and Philippa's Lover.
She was associated with the Celtic Revival Movement, which sought to resurrect classic Irish literature and values.
Her Irish Catholic family all but disowned her for marrying a Protestant barrister. Distancing herself from her roots, she pursued her literary career in England.
She was born on a County Dublin dairy farm as the seventh child of Andrew Cullen Tynan.
She was a close associate of William Butler Yeats. Rumor has it that the two may have been engaged at one point.