Michael Joseph Barry

(1817—1889) writer and lawyer

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(1817–1889), Cork-born poet and journalist. He was imprisoned in 1843 as a Young Irelander, contributed frequently to The Nation, and edited the Southern Reporter, as well as issuing Songs of Ireland (1845) and an anthology of Cork poets called Echoes from Parnassus (1849). His verse contributions to the Dublin University Magazine were collected as The Kishogue Papers (1872). Other works include Lays of the War (1855), Heinrich and Lenora, an Alpine Story (1886), Irish Emigration Considered (1863), and some legal treatises.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

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