Maud Joynt

Life
1868-; No biog.;

dg. of Christopher Joynt, a member of the colonial civil service, and (née) Lily Anna Holton; b. at Woodbury House, Co. Roscommon (her mother’s family home), 7 March; raised in Rathnigiri, India; learned Greek and Hindi as a child; entered Alexandra School, Dublin, 1881, and Alexandra College, 1882; BA in Mod. Lit. (TCD), 1890; taught in Jersey and afterwards in Methodist College, Belfast; moved to Alexandra College, Dublin; learned Sanskrit and Irish; visited the Gaeltachts; studied Old and Middle Irish; engaged by RIA, 1909, working with Eleanor Knott on Irish Dictionary project; feminist, vegetarian, Buddhist and Theosophist; works incl. The Golden Legends of the Gael (Talbot Press n.d.), selected from the principal Cycles; d.1940.

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Works
Louis Gougaud, trans. from French by Maud Joynt, Christianity in Celtic Lands, a history of the Churches of the Celts, their origin, their development, influence and mutual relations (1st ed. 1932; rep. Four Courts 1992), 458pp.

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References
Biographical notes, supra, supplied by Gerry Kennedy [email].

Notes
D. J. O’Donoghue, Poets of Ireland (Dublin: Hodges Figgis 1912), lists John William Joynt, author of poems in Hibernia (ed. Count Plunkett), Kottabos, and Dublin University Magazine. See also Ernest Joynt, Histoire de l’Irlande (Rennes 1935), 244pp. ills.

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