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Séamus Byrne

1904 - 1968

Born in Dublin, Byrne studied law in UCD. He was imprisoned in 1940 over radio transmissions for the IRA. He was a writer for the Catholic Standard. His plays include Design for a Headstone, on the subject of a hunger strike (Abbey 1950), and Little City, rejected by the Abbey for its abortion theme, but subsequently performed at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 1964.