1899-1972; b. Wexford; ed. CBS; joined Irish Volunteers, 1917; IRA in
Anglo-Irish War; opposed Treaty; spent two years in Maryborough, then
Curragh (Tintown); ed. of Parkside Publications, Dublin; ed. Irish
Press, 1957; ed. Sunday Press, 1962-1968; novels include The
Irish Volunteer (1932), and The Legion of the Rearguard (1934);
served in old IRA; d. April, Dublin. DIB IF2
Desmond Clarke, Ireland in Fiction [Pt. II] (Cork: royal
Carbery 1985), lists The Irish Volunteer (London: Dent 1932), 280p.
[straightforward narrative of Art, son of small-town shoemaker, on
the run; Black and Tans, &c.]; includes meeting with Michael
Collins; Tailteann Prize winner; The Legion of the Rearguard (London:
Dent 1934), 272pp.; [set in Civil War; Paul Davin; ambushes, jail-breaks,
capture and internment; Treaty debate; Dublin fighting; election; de Valeras
appearance in Ennis; his movements in disguise; hunger-strikes]; devoid
Belfast Public Library holds Irish Volunteer (1932) [autobiog.]; Two and fifty Irish Saints (1941).