1888 – 1960
Belgrave Square and Charleville Road
Born in Waterford, where she lived until 1920, Rosamund Jacob was a life-long activist for suffragist, republican and socialist causes and a writer of fiction. She is little known today. Her first novel was called Callaghan and was published in 1915, but she struggled to make a living from her writing. Her other publications include The Troubled House, based on the experience of Ireland's Civil War, The Rebel's Wife, which was loosely based on the life of the wife of Henry Joy McCracken, and a children's book, The Raven's Glen, which was published just before her death. She lived in the Rathmines area from at least 1942, firstly in Belgrave Square. From 1950 she shared a house with her friend Lucy Kingston at 17 Charleville Road. She died in 1960.
Browse a list of titles by Rosamund Jacobs in the library catalogue.