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Edward Martyn (1859-1923) of Tullira Castle, Co. Galway, Ireland. Irish political and cultural activist, playwright, last of the senior branch of the Martyn family of Tullira, one of The Tribes of Galway. Friend of William Butler Yeats, Lady Gregory, with whom he founded the Irish Literary Theatre. He was the first President of Sinn Fein, which he co-founded with Arthur Griffith. He was a cousin and friend to George Moore, though their relationship was often antagonistic (mainly, it has to be said, because Moore loved to anatgonise!). 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) is on the west coast of Ireland. ... Martyn, or Martin, surname of one of The Tribes of Galway, Ireland. ... The Tribes of Galway were fourteen merchant families who dominated the political commercial and social life in the town of Galway between the 13th and 16th centuries. ... A 1907 engraving of Yeats. ... A photograph of Lady Gregory from her 1913 book Our Irish Theatre Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory (15 March 1852–22 May 1932), née Isabella Augusta Persse, was an Irish dramatist and folklorist. ... The Irish Literary Theatre was a precursor to the Abbey Theatre. ... Sinn Féin (in the Irish language ourselves or we ourselves; not as sometimes incorrectly translated, ourselves alone) is an Irish political party. ... Arthur Griffith (Árt Ó Gríobhtha in Irish) (31 March 1871 - 12 August 1922) was the founder and first leader of Sinn Féin. ... There are several notable people named George Moore: G. E. Moore (George Edward Moore), (1873-1958), British Philosopher and early colleague of Bertrand Russell George A. Moore, (George Augustus Moore) (1852-1933), Irish novelist George F. Moore, American military officer (1887-1949) George Thomas Moore, a botanist a different philosopher...


Violently opposed to British rule in Ireland, he was the centre of a court case in 1905 as the result of an off-the cuff remark in which he stated that "All Irishmen who join the English army ought to be flogged". He died in 1923, unmarried, and after donating his body to science, was buried at his own request in a pauper's grave. He was related to the Hungarian artist and sculptor, Ferencs Martyn (1899-1986). Ferenc Martyn (1899-1986) was an artist and sculptor, Hungarian-born descendant of the Martyn Tribe of Co. ...


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Encyclopedia: Edward Martyn (428 words)
Martyn, or Martin, surname of one of The Tribes of Galway, Ireland.
Violently opposed to British rule in Ireland, he was the centre of a court case in 1905 as the result of an off-the cuff remark in which he stated that "All Irishmen who join the English army ought to be flogged".
Ferenc Martyn (1899-1986) was an artist and sculptor, Hungarian-born descendant of the Martyn Tribe of Co....
Edward Martyn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (179 words)
Irish political and cultural activist, playwright, last of the senior branch of the Martyn family of Tullira, one of The Tribes of Galway.
He died in 1923, unmarried, and after donating his body to science, was buried at his own request in a pauper's grave.
He was related to the Hungarian artist and sculptor, Ferenc Martyn (1899-1986).
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