Harmon, Maurice

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Clarke, Austin

Clarke, Austin (1896–1974), poet, novelist, and verse dramatist, was born 9 May 1896 at 83 Manor Street, Dublin, the only surviving boy among twelve children, of which three girls also survived. His father, Augustine Clarke (d. 2 November 1918), an official in Dublin corporation,…

Lavin, Mary

Lavin, Mary (1912–96), short-story writer and novelist, was born 11 June 1912 at East Walpole, Massachusetts, USA, only child of Thomas Lavin (d. 1945) and Nora Lavin, née Mahon. Her father came from Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon, her mother from a large middle-class family in Athenry…

O'Faolain, Sean

O'Faolain, Sean (1900–91), writer and editor, was born 23 February 1900 at 16 Halfmoon St., Cork, youngest of three sons (Patrick, Augustine, and John) of Denis Whelan (d. 1928), member of the RIC, and Bridget Whelan (née Murphy; d.…