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Anna MacManus (1866 - 1902):
Poet and journalist


Anna Johnston was born in Ballymena, County Antrim. She wrote many poems which were published in The Nation and United Ireland and in a collection, The Four Winds of Eirinn. In collaboration with Alice Milligan, she founded a monthly paper, the Northern Patriot and later The Shan Van Vocht, of which she was editor from 1896 to 1899. She was a member of Inghinidhe na hEireann, which provided free classes in Irish, music, dance, history and drama, and gave Yeats the impetus to launch the Irish National Theatre. Two volumes of her collected short stories appeared posthumously under the titles The Passionate Hearts and In the Celtic Past. Her collected poems, together with the poems of her husband, Seamus MacManus and of Alice Milligan, were published as We Sang For Ireland.

Born: 3 December 1866
Died: 2 April 1902
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