Saturday, November 24, 2012
Members of the Fifteenth Dáil - Celia Lynch
Her husband James B. Lynch was a TD and Senator from 1932 until his death in 1954. A housewife before entering politics, Lynch was elected to Dáil Éireann on her first attempt, as a Fianna Fáil candidate for the Dublin South–Central constituency at the 1954 general election, taking her seat in the 15th Dáil. She lived at 156 Botanic Road, Glasnevin.
She was re-elected at the next five general elections, before retiring from politics at the 1977 general election. Her birthplace, Duras House, Kinvara, County Galway, was where the Abbey Theatre was founded.