Shortly after the family's removal to Blackrock, ML
's mother, Ellen
, died. It seems that the death was unexpected.
Kahn, Helena Kelleher. Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland’s Political and Religious Controversies in the Fiction of May Laffan Hartley. ELT.
Family and Intimate relationships
Her mother, born Ellen Sarah Fitzgibbon
, was probably the niece of Gerald Fitzgibbon
, Master of Chancery in Ireland. Ellen's family was originally from County Limerick—but had settled in Dublin before her lifetime—and...