(1821 - 1888)
George O'Brien was active/lived in Australia, Ireland. George OBrien is known for painting.
Biography George O'Brien
Born at Dromoland Castle County Clare, Ireland in 1821 George O'Brien was the fifth son of Admiral Robert O'Brien, a direct descendant of Murrough O'Brien, 57th King of Thomond, and of Brian Boroimhe, Monarch of Ireland. George O'Brien was a cousin of William Smith O'Brien (1803-1864) deported to Tasmania for his part in the 1848 Young Ireland uprising, and was also a cousin of James Fitzgerald, who was at one time Superintendent of the Canterbury Province in New Zealand.
Despite these distinguished connections, the family was not well-heeled. Young George O'Brien may have been trained by a brother as a civil engineer. His parents died when he was young and at an early age he was in Melbourne Australia, where views of the town dated 1839
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