Katharine Murphy

1840-1885 [pseuds. Brigid; Elizabeth Townsbridge]; b. Ballyhooley, co. Cork; dg. tradesman who failed in business and died; opened small shop; became a professional writer and poet, contrib. to Nation, Cork Examiner, Boston Pilot, and other papers; stories incl. ‘Shane the Proud’; ‘Sentenced to Death’, a poem, appeared in The Nation; died in Cork South Infirmary; bur. Killavullen Churchyard, Cork; ‘much loved by all who knew her’ [PI] . PI MKA

Brian McKenna
, Irish Literature, 1800-1875: A Guide to Information Sources (Detroit: Gale Research Co. 1978), cites biog. criticism by Matthew Russell (Irish Monthly, 1885), and Thomas Sherlock (Young Ireland 1885).

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