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Michael Doheny

New York

"Doheny, Michael.— One of the Nation poets in Young Ireland days. He was the third son of Michael Doheny, of Brookhill, and was born on May 22, 1805, at Brookhill, near Fethard, Co. Tipperary, and married a Miss O'Dwyer of that county. He was admitted to Gray's Inn in November, 1834. Became connected with the National movement in the forties, and wrote prose and verse to Nation over his initials, and signature of 'Eiranach.' He may also have been 'A Tipperary Man,' who wrote poems in the same paper between 1842 and 1848. Contribute letters to the Irish Tribune, 1848. Thomas Mooney states in his 'History of Ireland' that Doheny was a Parliamentary reporter in London in his early days. In 1849 he managed to escape to New York, after being hunted by the police for some time. He settled in the States, and became a lawyer and a soldier. On April 1, 1863, he died very suddenly, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, New York. Is best known as author of a small work, 'The Felon's Track,' New York, 1867, and of two beauthiful poems, 'Achusha gal machree' and 'The Outlaw's Wife.'" [D. J. O'Donoghue, The Poets of Ireland: A Biographical and Bibliographical Dictionary of Irish Writers of English Verse 111 (Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co.; London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1912)(Gale Research Co., reprint 1968)]

Michael Doheny 1805-1862

Michael Doheny

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