(1890–1969), playwright and novelist; born in Cork and educated at home. Between 1913 and 1917 she wrote two Abbey plays with her close friend Suzanne Day, with whom she also founded the Munster Women's Franchise League in company with Edith Somerville. She also wrote two novels, The Land They Loved (1919) and Fires of Beltaine (1936). In 1920 Cummins married Austin Clarke, but they separated after ten unhappy days. She had an absorbing interest in psychical research and issued numerous books composed by automatic writing. These include The Childhood of Jesus (1937) and After Pentecost (1944).
From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.