Sara Atkinson

Life
1823-1893 [err. Sarah; née Gaynor], b. 13 Oct. [var. July], Athlone; m. George Atkinson, MD, proprietor of Freeman’s Journal, 1848; author of Essays (1895), which includes biog. pieces on Eugene O’Curry, J. H. Foley, John Hogan [sculptors], but also Irish Wool and Woollens, &c.; d. 8 July; her life of Mary Aikenhead admired by Lecky; an appreciation appeared in Irish Monthly, XII-XXIII. DIW JMC DIL WJM

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Works
Life of Mary Aikenhead
(Dublin: Gill 1875) [var. 1879], and Do., rev. edn. (1882); Essays (Dublin: Gill 1895), 534pp., with memoir by Rosa Mulholland [includes pieces on Eugene O’Curry; J. H. Foley, John Hogan; Irish Wool and Woollens, &c; St Brigid; Geraldines; The Rapt Culdee; Commonplace Saints; Friends at Court; The Lady Devorgilla; Dermod of the Foreigners; Old Houses Restored].

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