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Alexander Irvine Living History Event

25 February 2017, 11:30, Pogues Entry, Church St, Antrim BT41 4BA

Runs to 25 February 2017

Take a tour of one of Antrim's most historic locations, Pogues Entry, birthplace of writer Alexander Irvine.

Meet the Lady of the Chimney Corner and some of the characters who shaped Irvine's life and work.

Time: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

Venue: Pogues Entry, Antrim

Book in Advance

Tickets: £3 Adult, Children free

Maximum 8 per session time

Duration: 30mins

Tel: 028 9442 8331

Alexander Fitzgerald Irvine was an author and a minister. He was born on Jan. 19, 1863 in Antrim, Ireland, son of James and Anna (Gilmore) Irvine.

He was a student at Oxford University, 1887-1888 and Yale University, 1900-1904. He married Maude Hazen on June 2, 1897. Irvine served in the British Marines and was later ordained a minister. He moved to the United States in 1888. From 1916-1918, Irvine was the chief morale raiser of the British Army in France.

He authored such books as The Master and the Chisel (1904), My Lady of the Chimney Corner (1913), God and Tommy Atkins (1916), A Fighting Parson (1930 Autobiography), and Anna's Wishing Chair (1938). Irvine died on Mar. 15, 1941 in Hollywood, Calif.


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