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James Stephens

(1825—1901) Fenian leader

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Brinsley MacNamara

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(b. Delvin, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, 6 Sept. 1890; d. Dublin, 4 Feb. 1963)

Novelist and playwright. All his plays, mainly rural comedies on social themes, received their first...

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Charles Joseph Kickham

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(1828–82),

poet, novelist, and patriot: b. and lives in Mullinahone; buried in Mullinahone; commemorated at Tipperary. Knocknagow 1879.

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Charwoman's Daughter

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(1912), a novel by James Stephens, first published serially in The Irish Review. Mary and her mother compensate for the poverty of the Dublin tenements by daydreaming.

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Clapham Sect

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — British History.

An influential evangelical network whose activity in the early 19th cent. found a base in Clapham. The name was popularized and perhaps coined by Sir James Stephen in the Edinburgh Review...

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Crock of Gold

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James Stephens, 1912, Macmillan.

Stephens's second and most famous novel, a prose fantasy developed out of pieces he had written for the Irish nationalist newspaper Sinn Féin....

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Demi-Gods

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(1914), a novel by James Stephens, in which two tinkers, Patsy MacCann and his daughter Mary, travel across the west of Ireland in search of food and are joined by three angelic beings,...

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Dublin Drama League

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Founded in 1918 by Lennox Robinson, James Stephens, Ernest Boyd, and W. B. Yeats to offset the prevailing style of the Abbey Theatre's repertory by staging examples of innovative...

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Fenian

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — History.

Originally a semi‐mythical, semi‐historical military body said to have been raised for the defence of Ireland against Norse raids. Finn, in his day, was its chief. The Fenians of modern...

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Fenianism

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Was a popular term for the political activities of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, a secret society formed in Ireland in 1858 (and reformed as the Irish Republican Army in 1916) ...

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Insurrection in Dublin

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(1916), a descriptive essay by James Stephens giving an eye-witness account of his day-to-day impressions of the Easter Rising 1916 in the form of diary entries.

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