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Patricia Byrne (born 1950) is an Irish author.
She writes poetry, fiction and nonfiction and her short stories have been anthologised. Her essays have appeared in journals like The New Hibernia Reveiw. Her nonfiction book The Veiled Woman of Achill - Island Outrage & A Playboy Drama describes the 1894 attack on an English landowner, Agnes MacDonnell, at the Valley House, Achill Island by the notorious James Lynchehaun, and the aftermath of the crime. The book provides 'a good deal oof new information' on the Achill events and presents 'an interesting slant on the violently secterian atmosphere' of the times. It narrates 'the gruesome tale of the real Playboy of the Western World'.
- Byrne, Patricia. The Veiled Woman of Achill – Island Outrage & A Playboy Drama, The Collins Press, 240 pages, April 2012. ISBN 978-1848891470
- Unstable Time, The Lapwing Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1907276170
- ↑ Irish Writers Online. Retrieved on 29 August 2012.
- ↑ Byrne (2008). New Hibernia Review 12 (3). http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/new_hibernia_review/v012/12.3.byrne.pdf.
- ↑ Lynch, Brian (5 May 2012). "Assault on Achill". The Irish Times. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2012/0505/1224315628295.html. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
- ↑ Byers, Jenna (5 May 2012). "Hero or Villain?". Irish Independent. http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/hero-or-villain-the-gruesome-tale-of-the-real-playboy-of-the-western-world-3100945.html. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
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