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Oliver St. John Gogarty

Full name: Oliver Joseph St. John Gogarty
Gender: Male
Born: August 17, 1878 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 22, 1957 in New York, New York, United States
Country: IRL Ireland
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.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 45 Paris Art Competitions Mixed Literature Ireland IRL 3T Bronze

Mixed Literature

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1924 Summer 45 Paris Art Competitions Ireland Final Standings 3T Ode to the Tailteann Games
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