Patricia Lynch (c. 1894-1972) was a prominent activist in the suffrage movement, who spoke at rallies and even travelled to Dublin to report first-hand on the events of the 1916 Easter Rising for The Worker’s Dreadnought. She moved in radical circles and was friends with Maud Gonne, Constance Markievicz, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, and with the Fabian writer, Edith Nesbit. In her autobiography, Lynch acknowledges the influence of an older writer, Miss Carmichael, who advised her to "learn shorthand and typewriting. With them and a good knowledge of English, a girl can go through the world."


  • Title: Orla of Burren
  • Creator: Patricia Lynch
  • Date Created: 1970
  • Location: Leicester
  • Original Language: English
  • Contributor: Kiddell-Monroe
  • Collection: Story Spinners
  • Catalogue Number: JP 2019
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