Brid Mahon

1922- ; b. 14 July; as schoolchild, wrote script on history and music of Co. Cork for Radio Éireann; subsequently contrib. some 500 scripts to Radio Éireann, and others to BBC; joined Irish Folklore Commission, 1949, upon its demise tranferring to Dept. of Irish Folklore, University College, Dublin as senior research lecturer; has taught at University of California at Berkeley and at Los Angeles; Sunday Express Irish theatre critic in 1950s; Women’s Ed., Sunday Press, 1960-70; issued A Time to Love (1992), fictional biography of Peg Woffington; also children’s stories The Search for the Tinker Chief (1968), a best seller optioned by Disney. DIL/2

Fiction, A Time to Love (Dublin: Poolbeg 1992); Devorgilla (Dublin: Poolbeg 1994).

Children's Fiction, The Search for the Tinker Chief (Dublin: Allen Figgis 1968);The Wonders Tales of Ireland (Dublin: Folens 1975).

Miscellaneous, Irish Dress (Dublin: Folens 1976); Irish Food (Dublin: Folens 1976); ed. My Favourite Stories of Ireland (Guildford: Lutterworth 1977); Irish Folklore (Tallaght: Folens 1981).

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