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Vera Louise Cosgrave (née Osborne; 11 March 1926 – 15 September 2016) was the wife of Liam Cosgrave.

Vera Cosgrave
Vera Louise Osborne

(1926-03-11)11 March 1926
Naas, Kildare, Ireland
Died15 September 2016(2016-09-15) (aged 90)
Resting placeGoldenbridge Cemetery,
Inchicore, Dublin, Ireland
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin
Political partyFine Gael
Liam Cosgrave
(m. 1952; her death 2016)
RelativesW. T. Cosgrave (father-in-law)

Vera Osborne was born in Naas, County Kildare on 11 March 1926. Her father, J. W. Osborne was a horse trainer based at Craddoxtown House. Osborne married Liam Cosgrave on 16 April 1952. At the time Cosgrave was a government minister, before later rising to the position of Leader of Fine Gael and Taoiseach in 1973.

She died in Dublin on 15 September 2016, aged 90.[1]


  1. ^ Collins, Stephen (19 September 2016). "Vera Cosgrave remembered at her funeral in Dublin". Irish Times. Retrieved 15 February 2017.