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Alice Milligan

(1866—1953) author and Irish nationalist


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(1866–1953), poet and dramatist. Born in Omagh, she was educated at Methodist College, Belfast, and London University, returning to lecture on Irish history for the Gaelic League. She edited The Shan Van Vocht (1896–9) with Ethna Carbery, and wrote some early heroic plays for the Irish Literary Theatre [see Abbey Theatre], The Last of the Fianna (1900) and The Daughter of Donagh (1902). Her poetry collection Hero Lays (1908) was seen as a clarion call to literary nationalism.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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