William O'Brien

















































William O’Brien 1852-1928

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Born in Mallow, County Cork. He became a journalist and edited the United Ireland 1881-1882 and was imprisoned for his views. From 1883-1918, he served as MP for various Cork constituencies.  He joined with John Dillon to force landlords to reduce their rents and he was imprisoned again. He founded the United Irish League in 1898 and formed the All Ireland League in 1910 to promote conciliation between the nationalist and unionist traditions. He did not contest the 1918 elections. His best known works include When We Were Boys, A Queen of Men, Irish Ideas, Golden Memories: The Love Letters and The Prison Letters of William O’Brien and The Irish Revolution. William O’Brien is buried in Mallow.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book