Patricia O'Connor was born in Donegal in 1908, and later moved to Killough, Co Down. Her plays, all staged by Ulster Group Theatre, included Selected Vestry (1945), which addressed the impact of big business on church affairs; Master Adams (1949), The Farmer Wants a Wife (1955), Who Saw Her Die (1957) and The Sparrows Fall (1959). She also wrote a novel, Mill in the North (Talbot Press, 1938).