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O'Brien, Richard Barry

Patrick Maume

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/57437

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O'Brien, Richard Barry (1847–1918), Irish nationalist, journalist, and author, was born in Kilrush, co. Clare, Ireland, on 7 March 1847, the youngest child of Patrick Barry O'Brien. As a boy he witnessed a local priest saying mass on the seashore from a home-made mobile church below the high-water mark as a landlord had refused to provide a site for the purpose. He went to ...

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