Mayo native Dr Kathleen Lynn - medical doctor, politician and activist - is to commemorated on a silver coin next year.

The Central Bank is currently inviting artists and designers to submit their design for a silver coin to commemorate the Killala woman, who was born in Mullafarry in 1874, studied medicine and went on to found a children's hospital in Dublin in 1919.

Dr Kathleen Lynn was the Chief Medical Officer during the 1916 Easter Rising, and was elected a Sinn Fein TD in 1923.

The Central Bank will issue three collector coins in 2020 - to commemorate Dr Kathleen Lynn, singer Luke Kelly and Gothic Architecture.

Those wishing to design one of the coins have until next Friday 13th September to make a submission, and further details of the competition are available online at


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