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Monks, George

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Biography: George Joseph Monks was a regular contributor of illustrations to the magazine ‘Our Boys’, published by the Educational Company of Ireland and the Christian Brothers, beginning in 1914. It contained detective, western and science fiction stories and historical adventures, usually with Irish heroes. Monks also illustrated books, including Aodh de Blacam's ‘The Druid's Cave’ (1920) and Maire Ni Chinneide’s ‘Scealta O Ghrimm’ - a translation of the Brothers Grimm's Fairytales - published by Connradh na Gaedhilge in 1923. Monks also exhibited his work at the 1906 and 1907 Oireachtas Art Exhibitions.