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Shan Bullock (1865 - 1935):
Novelist and poet


Shan Fadh Bullock was born as John William Bullock in Crom, County Fermanagh, and his early childhood was spent around Crom Castle, where his father was steward. He was educated at Farra, County Westmeath. Having worked on his father's farm, he went to London and became a civil servant. He published two volumes of short stories: The Awkward Squad (1893) and Ring o' Rushes (1896) and many novels, including By Thrasna River (1895), The Squireen (1903), Dan the Dollar, and Robert Thorne. He published an autobiography and a final book of fiction, The Loughsiders, as well as two volumes of verse: Mores et Vita and Gleanings. His play Snow-Drop Jane was produced in Belfast in 1915. In 1917-1918 he was on the secretariat of the Irish Convention, which sought to resolve the Home Rule qyestion. He was a member of the Irish Academy of Letters and was awarded the Order of the British Empire. His papers are held in Queeen's University Belfast, in whose Great Hall is his portrait by Dermod O'Brien.


Born: 17 May 1865
Died: 22 May 1935
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