|Birth: ||May 28, 1940|
County Dublin, Ireland
|Death: ||Jul. 30, 2012|
County Dublin, Ireland
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An Irish Novelist.
Daughter of William T. Binchy [a lawyer] [d. 1971] and Maureen Blackmore [a nurse] [d. 1967], who were married in 1938.
She was married to Gordon Snell, an author of children's books. They lived at Dalkey, County Dublin.
Educated at The Convent of the Holy Child, Killiney, and University College Dublin.
After graduation she became a secondary school teacher, and subsequently a journalist with The Irish Times. She was appointed Women's Editor of the newspaper in October 1968. She later became the London Correspondent.
In 1972, she commenced a writing career which resulted in sales in excess of 45 million copies of her 16 published books, some of which were translated into over 35 different languages.
Take some time to look at her website,
Renie Binchy Agar
Daniel A. Binchy
Published in The Irish Times, Wednesday 1st August 2012.
BINCHY (Dalkey, Co. Dublin) - July 30, 2012, peacefully after a short illness, Maeve, dearly beloved wife and best friend of Gordon Snell, loving sister of Joan, William and the late Renie; very sadly missed by her much loved family and a wide circle of friends. Removal on Friday to the Church of the Assumption, Dalkey, arriving at 11.20am for 11.30am. Funeral Mass followed by a private cremation. House private. No flowers please.
Donations, if desired, to Arthritis Ireland or the Irish Heart Foundation.
One does not usually put a musical clip onto a Memorial, but in this particular instance, I do not think that the composer Shaun Davey, the soloist Liam O'Flynn, the conductor Gearoid Grant, or the Irish National Youth Orchestra would object to the inclusion of the following item.
At Maeve's funeral, the noted Uilleann Piper Liam O'Flynn played the final movement of "The Brendan Voyage", which was one of her favourites.
The piece describes the joyous finale of St. Brendan's little boat arriving at Newfoundland, having survived all that the North Atlantic Ocean could throw at it.
A fitting allegory for Maeve's life.
The link underneath is to a YouTube clip.
Liam O'Flynn is the soloist, on the conductor Gearoid Grant's left.
The Brendan Voyage
Turn the volume up, listen to it, and remember Maeve, and her own survival and triumphs.
William T. Binchy (1907 - 1971)
Maureen Blackmore Binchy (1910 - 1967)
Maeve Binchy (1940 - 2012)
Irene A. Binchy Agar (1944 - 2008)*
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Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: John
Record added: Jul 30, 2012
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