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John Millington Synge (1871-1909) Writer

Grave No: C 38 - 9468

Brief History:

Was friendly with both William Butler and Jack B. Yeats and worked with them both on various collaborations.
Wrote such plays as The Shadow of the Glen, Riders to the Sea, The Well of the Saints and The Tinkers Wedding.
Synge is most remembered for his famous play, The Playboy of the Western World, staged by the Abbey Theatre in 1907.
This play provoked a great deal of conflict caused by the apparent slur on Irish womanhood. There were riotous demonstrations and the police were called.

Description of Grave:

Marble headstone on granite base.

Directions to Grave:

Proceed along the Hawthorn Walk via the Main Avenue. 12 metres past the intersection for the Long Walk, you will see on your left hand side a double headstone called Hudson, on the edge of the Walk.
(At this stage take note of an angel statue, 30 metres or so behind the Hudson grave, in the direction of the building in the background).
Walk along the small shale walkway left of Hudson grave for 7 metres and turn right onto a similar shale pathway. Proceed for 28 metres and turn left onto another small pathway. Synge’s grave is the 2nd grave on your right.
The angel statue noted above is 7 metres away and is called Jones.

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