1874-1945; b. Ballindown, Birr, Co. Offaly; civil servant, working for
Congested Dist. Board and Land Commission. Short stories, and four Abbey
plays include The Cuckoos Nest (1913), The Plough Lifters
(1916); Black Oliver (1927); The Rune of Healing (1931), involving convoluted dialogue; collaborated with George Fitzmaurice on The Wonderful
Wedding, a conventional matchmaking piece rejected by the Abbey (publ.
1978); also Black Oliver publ. in One Act Plays for Stage and Study,
fifth series (NY 1929) and Cuckoos Nest [Dublin 1933]. DIL
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Wonderful Wedding, in Journal of Irish Literature, 7, George
Fitzmaurice Special (Sept. 1978), pp.3-36 [which contains a photography
of him with Fitzmaurice]. Plough Lifters and Cuckoos Nest
were reviewed by W. J. Lawrence in The Stage, reviews rep. in JIL
XVIII (May-Sept 1989). Also contrib. A Prayer to St. Anthony, in The Shanachie, No. 5 (1907).