(1795–1829), poet and translator. Born in Ballinhassig, Co. Cork, he was educated at Cobh, then at Maynooth [see universities], which he left without taking orders. He taught in the school kept by William Maginn's father in Cork, and joined the antiquarian circle that included Thomas Crofton Croker and John Windele (1801–65). In 1828 Black-wood's Magazine published ‘The Outlaw of Loch Lene’, a loose adaptation of a love song. The Recluse of Inchydoney (1830) is a narrative and psychological poem dealing with a Byronic hero who has fled the city. His health damaged by tuberculosis, he took a post as tutor to a Cork family in Lisbon, where he died.
From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.