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Flora Vere O'Brien

Full name: Florence Margaret Vere "Flora" O'Brien
Gender: Female
Born: 1896 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: 1970
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Art Competitions


Irish painter and teacher Flora Vere O’Brien was the great-granddaughter of Thomas Arnold (1795-1842), headmaster of Rugby School and an inspiration for [Pierre, Baron de Coubertin]’s philosophy of sport. Both her father and mother had died young, leaving four orphaned children. Flora, her sister and two brothers were sent home from India and were adopted by their aunt, Jane Arnold and her husband, William E. Forster. Florence, with her educational and political background, her long experience of community service, and her considerable artistic ability, became involved with the revival of the Limerick lace craft, and helped to set up the "Limerick Lace Training School" in 1889. In 1893 she took over the running of the training school, and it was renamed "The Limerick Lace School".


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts Ireland IRL AC

Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer London Art Competitions Ireland Final Standings AC The Hurlers (Lino cut)
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