Nannie ‘Lambert’ Power O’Donoghue

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Olga Lockley has for the past six years been researching the life of Mrs Nannie “Lambert” Power O’Donoghue who was born in 1843 the youngest child of Charles Lambert (born circa 1804), second son of Walter Peter and Ellen (Tubbs) of Castle Ellen, Athenry, and Jane Catherine Irwin, daughter Arthur Irwin of Oakfield, Co Sligo.

Mrs O’Donoghue was born, spent most of her life and died, in Dublin. During a long life she was firstly a noted horsewoman and later a poet, novelist, musician and journalist. She wrote for most of the well-known magazines and the Irish Times from 1880 virtually until her death in 1940, being probably best known for her early 20th century writings on social issues and animal welfare. Her Death Notice in the Irish Times stipulated: “No flowers, no mourning, help the poor instead”. Mrs O’Donoghue is buried at Bohermore Cemetery in Galway.

Olga feels, very strongly, that she is an Irishwoman who does not deserve to be forgotten by her country. Her biography is complete and she now has the more difficult task of finding a publisher.

Olga Lockley can be contacted at 41 Deborah Avenue, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9HU, England. Tel. 01772 713656.

Editor’s note: The book was published by Olga Lockey in 2001

Also see: Nannie Power O’Donoghue

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About this record

Written by Finbarr O'Regan

Published here 19 May 2024 and originally published June 1999

Page 234 of the The Lamberts of Athenry Book archive.

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