Francis Sheehy-Skeffington biography

Francis Sheehy-Skeffington

Deceased Person

1878 – 1916

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Who was Francis Sheehy-Skeffington?

Francis Skeffington from Bailieborough, County Cavan, was an Irish suffragist, pacifist and writer. He was a friend and schoolmate of James Joyce, Oliver St. John Gogarty, Tom Kettle, and Conor Cruise O'Brien's father, Frank O'Brien. He married Hanna Sheehy in 1903, whose own surname he adopted as part of his name, resulting in his being known as Francis Sheehy-Skeffington, and sometimes referred to as "Skeffy".

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Born
Dec 23, 1878
Bailieborough
Also known as
  • Francis Skeffington
  • Skeffy
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • Republic of Ireland
Profession
Education
  • University College Dublin
Lived in
  • County Cavan
Died
Apr 26, 1916
Cathal Brugha Barracks
Resting place
Glasnevin Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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