Brief Irish Lives (5) – Harry Lush (The Beatles Tinahely Connection)
Full title: Beathaisnéis (Volumes 1-9)
Creator / Author: Diarmuid Breathnach & Máire Ní Mhurchú
Item Type / Page count : Book Series / Various pagings
Item Type / Page count : Website / Publicly accessible
When Published:  Book Series 1986-2003 /  Website 2011-
Publisher / Place of Publication : An Clóchomhar / Dublin.
Publisher / Place of Publication : Fiontar / Olscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath, Baile Atha Cliath / Dublin City University, Dublin.
About: The Beathaisnéis Series comprises nine volumes of short Irish-language essays on the lives of important and not-so-important Irish-speaking men and women. There are over 1,700 people featured from 1560 to the present and we will revisit this excellent series to highlight other Irish speakers who have a connection to West Wicklow. The text of all 9 volumes has now been digitised and published as a fully-searchable database on the website Ainm.ie
This blog entry refers to William Henry (Harry) Lush. Harry Lush was born near Kilglass, Co. Sligo in 1916. He had an aptitude for the Irish Language that enabled him to avail of a number Irish-of scholarships and after graduating from Trinity College he spent some time as a teacher of Irish and Sports. Interestingly, he gave this up to become the manager of the Adelphi Cinema in Dublin. In the course of his work there he met many well-known people, including Cary Grant, Eamon De Valera and The Beatles. He was responsible for the safe passage of the Fab Four from the cinema when the excitement of the fans threatened to get out of hand!
ID number(s): 0953294730 / 9780903758765 / 0903758652 / 0903758830 / 0903758768 / 9780903758550
WW Connection #1: The Lush Family moved from Sligo to West Wicklow, lived at Coolroe, Tinahely and had a farm in Ballinglen.
Extra #1: Link to the biographical essay on Harry Lush via ainm.ie.
Extra #2: For additional information and photographs visit the Lush Family Website.
Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.
Extra #4: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.