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James Niall McKane


"McKane, James Niall.— Born at Derrygonnelly, Co. Fermanagh, in 1849, and in his youth went to U.S.A. Was educated there and was called to the American Bar. He contributed to The Nation, in the sixties, over signature of 'J.N.McK.' His best-know poem, 'McMahon's Defiance,' is in 'Irish Penny Readings' and Connolly's 'Household Library of Ireland's Poets.' He died in September, 1878."

[Source: D. J. O'Donoghue, The Poets of Ireland: A Biographical and Bibliographical Dictionary of Irish Writers of English Verse 282(Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co.; London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1912)(Gale Research Co., reprint 1968)]