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Herminie Templeton Kavanagh
Born Herminie McGibney, she became Herminie Templeton after her first marriage and Herminie Templeton Kavanagh after her second marriage (in 1905). Her second husband, Marcus Kavanagh, was a Cook County judge in Illinois.
Her best known work, Darby O'Gill and the Good People (ISBN 0966670108), was first published as a series of stories in McClure's magazine, before being published as a book in the U.S.A in 1903. A second edition, published a year before her death, was under the name "Herminie T. Kavanagh."
In 1959, Disney released a film based on these two books, called "Darby O'Gill and the Little People."
Mrs. Kavanagh may have moved to America, and may have written two plays "The Color Sergeant" (1903), and "Swift-Wing of the Cherokee".
- An article about Mrs. Kavanagh's books, with some biographical information
- An archived page listing two plays by Mrs. Kavanagh
- Scans of some illustrations from the original printing of "Darby O'Gill and the Good People"
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