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Conal Holmes O'Connell O'Riordan (pseudonym Norreys Connell) (29 April 1874 - 18 June 1948)[1] was an Irish dramatist and novelist.[2]

He was born in Dublin and educated at Clongowes Wood College and Belvedere College. He had intended a military career until he suffered a spinal injury in a fall from a horse[1] He moved to London at the age of 16 to pursue a career as an actor and dramatist. His first book was In the Green Park (1894). Later novels include the ‘Adam’ trilogy, beginning with Adam of Dublin (1920); and the ‘Soldier’ series, including Soldier Born (1927), Soldier of Waterloo (1928), and Soldier's End (1938).[2]

He succeeded John Millington Synge as director of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin from 1909 to 1915. His plays include Rope Enough (1913), His Majesty's Pleasure (1925), and The King's Wooing (1929).[2]





His novels include[1][2]:

  • In the Green Park or The Half-Pay Deities (1894)
  • The House of the Strange Woman (1895)
  • The Fool and His Heart (1896)
  • The Pity of War (1906)
  • Adam of Dublin (1920)
  • Adam and Caroline (1921)
  • In London: The Story of Adam and Marriage (1922)
  • Rowena Barnes (1923)
  • Married Life (1924)
  • The Age of Miracles (1925)
  • Young Lady Drazincourt (1925)
  • Soldier Born (1927)
  • Soldier of Waterloo (1928)
  • Soldier’s Wife (1935)
  • Soldier's End (1938)
  • Judith Quinn, a Novel for Women (1939)
  • Judith’s Love (1940)


His plays include[1][2]:

  • Rope Enough (1913)
  • His Majesty's Pleasure (1925)
  • Napoleon’s Josephine (1928)
  • The King's Wooing (1929)


  1. ^ a b c d "Conal O’Riordan - Life, work, criticism, notes". Princess Grace Irish Library.,C/life.htm. Retrieved 2007-08-04.  
  2. ^ a b c d e "O'Riordan, Conal Holmes O'Connell (1874–1948)". The Free Dictionary.'Riordan,+Conal+Holmes+O'Connell. Retrieved 2007-08-04.  


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