Olivia Knight

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Olivia Knight, poet and essayist, 1830-1908.

Knight was a native of Castlebar, living on Rathbawn Road. She was a teacher and a regular contributor to The Nation under the name Thomasine. Her work had strong Irish nationalist themes.

After the death of her mother in 1860, she emigrated to Australia and married a journalist, Hope Connolly. She died in Queensland in 1908.


  • Some Famous Mayo People, Bernard O'Hara, in Mayo:Aspects of its Heritige, p. 271, 1892