Charlotte Grace O'Brien entry: Overview screen.
23 November 1845
CGOB was born at Cahirmoyle
near the village of Ardagh
(where her father owned 5,000 acres of land), one of a family of five sons and two daughters.
CGOB wrote the first of four sonnets, not published till after her death, on the statesman William Ewart Gladstone
: her changing view of Gladstone in these poems follows the vicissitudes of his policy on Ireland
By 2 November 1878
CGOB published, dedicated to her father
, Light and Shade
, her novel about the Fenian
uprising of March 1867.
15 February 1908
CGOB's specially-written account of her work for Irish emigrants was read out at the Silver Jubilee of the American Mission for the Protection of Irish Immigrant Girls.
3 June 1909
CGOB died of heart failure at her house, Ardanoir