Halliday Sutherland

"A born writer, especially a born story-teller. Dr. Sutherland, who is distinguished in medicine, is an amateur in the sense that he only writes when he has nothing better to do. But when he does, it could hardly be done better." G.K. Chesterton.

Category Archives: Ireland

The Abbey Theatre

In August 1904 Halliday Sutherland, aged 22, was a 4th year medical student at Edinburgh University. He went to Dublin to learn practical midwifery at the Coombe Hospital. One evening … Continue reading

1 July 2019 · Leave a comment

On Evolution

On a visit to Ireland in 1955, Dr Sutherland stayed in a guest house at the Mount St. Joseph Abbey near Roscrea. He contemplated the hard life of the Trappist … Continue reading

2 April 2019 · Leave a comment

Eamon de Valera 2

This is Halliday Sutherland’s account of his second meeting with Eamon de Valera in 1955 and in which de Valera told of his escape from Lincoln Jail on 3rd February 1919. After lunch I … Continue reading

1 October 2015 · 1 Comment

Eamon de Valera 1

Halliday Sutherland met Eamon de Valera on two occasions. He wrote about these meetings in his 1956 book Irish Journey. This is Sutherland’s account of their first meeting on March 25th 1935: On … Continue reading

1 September 2015 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
3.2 years to go.