• Eglantina RemportEmail author
Part of the Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries book series (BSC)


Remport identifies the traumatic impact of the First World War on Lady Gregory, an impact that changed her world completely. Most significant were the deaths of her son Robert in Italy in January 1918 while serving as a fighter pilot, and that of her nephew Hugh Lane, who was on board the Lusitania when it was sunk by German submarines in 1915. Remport reflects on Lady Gregory’s struggle to secure Lane’s major art collection for a Dublin museum space. She concludes with a moving account of the gradual loss of Coole Park because of financial pressures, and the effect that the violence in Ireland had on Lady Gregory’s idea of reconciliation from the 1916 Rising to the Irish Civil War of the 1920s.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary

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