Shiels, George (1881-1949), author and playwright

George Shiels Collection

Libraries NI, Ballymoney Library

The George Shiels Collection consists of the private library of local playwright George Shiels (1881-1949). Shiels was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim. He emigrated to Canada to work on the Canadian Pacific Railway, but was injured in 1913 and disabled for life in an accident. He returned to Northern Ireland and set up business with his brother as a shipping agent and started to write. His fir ...

Special Collections

Ulster University, Coleraine

The Special Collections at the University of Ulster at Coleraine are held separate from the main collection. The collections include Henry Davis gift of early printed books and fine bindings, Headlam-Morley Collection of World War I and the Peace Treaty, Henry Morris Collection of Irish literature, language, history and folklore, Irish Collection, Denis Johnston Collection, Francis Stuart Collecti ...

George Shiels Collection

Ulster University, Coleraine

George Shiels (1881-1949) was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim. Shiels emigrated to Canada to work on the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1913 he was injured and crippled for life in an accident. He returned to Northern Ireland and set up business with his brother as a shipping agent. His first play - Away from the Moss, was performed by the Ulster Literary Theatre in 1918. Many of his plays, star ...