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Loane, Dr Edith M. (née McKinney)

Born in Richill, Co. Armagh, she was educated at Methodist College and Queen's University, Belfast. She qualified in medicine, specializing in psychiatry. Among her many national and international roles, she has been treasurer and President of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women and chairperson and treasurer of the National Women's Council of Ireland. Her father, the Rev. J.W. McKinney (1895-1974; e.m. 1921), was founding Principal of Gurteen Agricultural College, of which her husband Dr Oscar Loane was Vice- Principal 1947-1959 and Principal 1963-1988.


  • Dudley Levistone Cooney, in Methodist Newsletter (Belfast), March 2007, pp.18-19
  • Methodist Recorder, 17 August 2018

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