Katharine Tynan

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Birthday
23, 1859
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Apr 2, 1931 (72)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
23, 1859
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Apr 2, 1931 (72)

About

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.

Before Fame

She was associated with the Celtic Revival Movement, which sought to resurrect classic Irish literature and values.

Trivia

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.

Family Life

She was born on a County Dublin dairy farm as the seventh child of Andrew Cullen Tynan.

Associated With

She was a close associate of William Butler Yeats. Rumor has it that the two may have been engaged at one point.

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