William Patrick Ryan (1867–1942), was an Irish author and journalist.

William Patrick Ryan
In The Sketch, 20 April 1898
Born(1867-10-25)25 October 1867
Died31 December 1942(1942-12-31) (aged 75)
London, England
Burial placeCamberwell Old Cemetery
Occupation(s)Writer, journalist

Biography edit

He was born near Templemore, County Tipperary on 25 October 1867.[1] The early part of his career was spent in London, where he worked as a journalist. Upon returning to Ireland he began his own newspapers, titled Peasant and Irish Nation. He was condemned by Cardinal Michael Logue for his socialist views and returned to London in 1910.[2]

Ryan's son Desmond Ryan was the biographer of PH Pearse and Michael Collins and the memorialist of the Easter Rising, in which he fought.[citation needed]

Ryan died in London on 31 December 1942, and was buried at Camberwell Old Cemetery.[1][3]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Ó Riain, Liam Pádraig (1867–1942)" (in Irish). The National Database of Irish Biographies. Retrieved 5 October 2023.
  2. ^ W. P. Ryan, Ricorso.net. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  3. ^ "A Colleague's Funeral". Daily Herald. London. 6 January 1943. p. 2. Retrieved 5 October 2023 – via British Newspaper Archive.

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