J M Synge

















































J(ohn) M(illington) Synge 1871-1909

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Born in Rathfarnham, County Dublin. He took his degree at Trinity College Dublin where he learned Irish. He spent time in Paris but on the advice of Yeats, he went to the Aran Islands and spent five successive summers there. He collected much material that he later used in his work. His works include In The Shadow of the Glen, Riders to the Sea, The Well of the Saints, The Playboy of the Western World (which caused a riot when first produced in the Abbey), The Tinker’s Wedding and Deirdre of the Sorrows. He is buried in Dublin.

   synge parents3.jpg (73198 bytes)     His mother Katherine Synge and father John Hatch Synge are buried in the same cemetery. 

        Molly Allgood (pseudonym Máire O’Neill) 1887-1952 played Pegeen Mike in the first production of The Playboy of the Western World and had a very successful career. She was buried in London. 



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Further information, location and directions to the graves 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