Biography John Boyle O'Reilly

John Boyle O'Reilly

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  • Time Period1844 - 1890
  • Place
  • CountryIreland

Poet Biography

John Boyle O'Reilly (28 June 1844–10 August 1890) was an Irish-born poet and novelist. As a youth in Ireland he was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, for which crime he was transported to Western Australia. After escaping to the United States, he became a prominent spokesperson for Irish sentiment and culture, through his editorship of the Boston newspaper The Pilot, his prolific writing, and his lecture tours.