Richard Ashe King (1839-1932)

Richard Ashe King (1839 – 1932) was the youngest son of Magdalene Ashe and Rev. Luke White King, headmaster of Ennis College. He was educated at his father’s school and at Trinity College Dublin. He took holy orders and entered the church, but left the Anglican Church in disillusion. He became a literary journalist in London, but subsequently moved to Blackrock, Co. Dublin, where he became an active member of the National Literary Society. He returned to London early in 1897, and married Helen Jacob in April 1898. He served as literary editor of Truth for many years, and was later elected president of the Irish Literary Society.

He died on 27 May 1932, and a Memorial Service was held at his burial on 1 June 1932. A number of articles were written about him: