Cork's Famous People
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Quinn, Edel Mary: Born in Greenane, Co. Cork on 14th September 1907. Educated in Loreto Convents in Clonmel and Enniscorthy, and also at a school in Upton, Cheshire. She obtained employment as a secretary at Chagny Tile Works in Dublin and joined the Legion of Mary in 1927. She intended to become a nun but as she made her final preparations to enter the Poor Clares she contracted tuberculosis. Having spent eighteen months in a sanatorium she once again took on a secretarial job. In 1936 she volunteered to act as the Legions envoy to Africa. She worked in Kenya, Mauritius and Malawi founding presidia of the legion. She died on 12th May 1944 at the convent of the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Nairobi.

Robinson, (Esmé Stuart) Lennox: Born 4th October 1886 in Douglas, Cork and educated at Bandon Grammar school. He had his first play, The Clancy name, produced in the Abbey Theatre in 1908. His other plays include, The Whiteheaded Boy (1916), Crabbed Youth and Age (1922), The Far Off Hills (1928), Drama at Inish (1933) and Church Street (1934). He worked as the manager of the Abbey Theatre and was appointed a director in 1923. He died on 14th October 1958 and is buried in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.