Farrell, Michael (1899-1962), Novelist. Born in Carlow,
he studied medicine at UCD but spent some time in prison during the
Anglo-Irish War for possession of illegal documents. He went to the
Belgian Congo, returning to Ireland in the early 1930s, abandoning
medical studies for broadcasting. He became the amateur drama
correspondent for The Bell. He is remembered for a novel, Thy
Tears Might Cease (1963), a long work which attained mythic status
in Dublin literary circles during composition and was edited by Monk
Gibbon after his death.
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