11 June 1862
Violet Florence Martin (who later called herself MR) was born at Ross House
, County Galway
, on a site where the family had formerly owned a castle.
7 June 1875
Violet Martin (later MR) began writing the diary which she continued until her death, by which time it totalled forty volumes.
27 February 1886
Violet Martin (later MR) made her first diary mention of her recently-met cousin and later collaborator, Edith Somerville
, who was painting her portrait.
21 December 1915
MR died at Drishane
from a brain tumour: possibly the result of a displacement of her spine caused by her hunting fall in November 1898.