Eileen Nora Kelly

14 November 1913–6 October 1964 (Age 50)
Dublin, Ireland

The Life of Eileen Nora

When Eileen Nora Kelly was born on 14 November 1913, in Dublin, Ireland, her father, Paul Henry Kelly, was 36 and her mother, Ellen or Ninnie Davitt, was 24. She died on 6 October 1964, in her hometown, at the age of 50.

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Paul Henry Kelly
Ellen or Ninnie Davitt
Eileen Nora Kelly

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    Ellen or Ninnie Davitt




World Events (7)


Age 6

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

Age 7

In the Government of Ireland Act 1920, Ireland was partitioned, with the unionist-dominated north east becoming Northern Ireland.

Age 24

New elections. The voters return de Valera and also approve a new constitution which abolishes the Irish Free State and proclaims Eire (Gaelic for Ireland) as a sovereign, independent, democratic state.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh ‘descendant of Ceallach’, an ancient Irish personal name, originally a byname meaning ‘bright-headed’, later understood as ‘frequenting churches’ (Irish ceall). There are several early Irish saints who bore this name. Kelly is now the most common of all Irish family names in Ireland.

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