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Margaret Barrington (1896 - 1982):
Writer


Margaret Barrington was born in Malin, County Donegal, and was educated in, among other places, Dungannon and Trinity College, Dublin. In 1926 she married Liam O'Flaherty, her second husband. She wrote many short stories, and in 1939 published a novel, My Cousin Justin. David's Daughter, Tamar, a selection of her short stories, was published in 1982, five months after her death. During the 1930s she wrote a woman's page for the Tribune and lived in England. She helped refugees from Nazi Germany and was an active supporter of the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War. In the 1940s she returned to Ireland and lived in West Cork in almost total obscurity.


Born: 1896
Died: 1982
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