Dictionary of Ulster Biography


Helena Concannon (1878 - 1952):
Historian And Politician

Helena Concannon was born in Maghera, County Londonderry, and was educated at Maghera, Loretto College, Coleraine, County Londonderry, and at Dublin, Berlin, Rome and Paris. She was fluent in Irish. She was a member of Dail Eireann for the National University of Ireland from 1933 to 1937, and became a senator in 1938. She wrote many books, among which are Daughters of Banba; Irish Nuns in Penal Days; The Blessed Oliver Plunkett and Women of Ninety-Eight.
Born: 28 October 1878
Died: 27 February 1952
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