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Posted By: Big Tim
30-Mar-01 - 04:36 AM
Thread Name: Roddy McCorley: date of origin ?
Subject: RE: Roddy McCorley: date of origin ?
Carbery's Roddy was published in 1904 in her poetry collection "The Four Winds of Erin". Born Anna Johnston she married the Donegal writer Seamus MacManus but died a few years later. McManus survived her by 58 years. Her father was an old Belfast Fenian and her mother came from rural Donegal so he was raised in a strongly nationalist atmosphere. She lies buried in the little churchyard at Inver about six miles west of Donegal town. Try as I might I have been unable to find the cause of her early death in 1902. Anyone know? PS Roddy McCorley was hanged at Toome(bridge) 28th February 1800 as a common criminal not as a United Irishman. The truth about him will probably never be known as very, very little is documented.