Mary Elizabeth Byrne
1880-1931; b. 2 July, Dublin; ed. Dominican Convent, Dublin, and National Univ., grad. 1905; worked for the Board of Intermediate Education; assisted with Catalogue of the Royal Irish Academy; contributed to the Old and Middle Irish Dictionary and Dictionary of the Irish Language; wrote treatise on England in the Age of Chaucer;
published trans. of Rob tu mo bhoile, a Comdi cride by Dallan Forgaill, in “Eriú (1905), rendered as a hymn, Be Thou My Light by Eleanor H. Hull, 1912; d. 19. Jan. Dublin.
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Katie Donovan, A. N. Jeffares, & Brendan Kennelly,
eds., Irelands Women (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1994);
Gerald Dawe, ed., The Younger Irish Poets (Blackstaff ; poems,
rev. 1991), pp.65-73.
Website biography at Cyber Hymnal [link].
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