Full name: Oliver Joseph St. John Gogarty
Born: August 17, 1878 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 22, 1957 in New York, New York, United States
Sport: Art Competitions
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Oliver Gogarty supported a so-called Secure House during the Irish War of Independence for freedom activists and fighters as well as for escaped or released convicts. Besides his writing he was a physician, sportsman, pilot and politician, and from 1922-36 served as a senator in the Irish Parliament. His work Ode to the Tailteann Games won the bronze medal at the 1924 Olympic Games in the literature category of the Art Competitions.
Later in life Gogarty served as the inspiration for the Roman character Buck Mulligan in the novel Ulysses, by his colleague James Joyce (1882-1941). Gogarty immigrated to New York in September 1939, where he died, aged 79.
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