John Keegan

(1809—1849) poet and writer

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(1809–1849), poet. Born in Co. Laois, and educated in a hedge school, he contributed to The Nation. Keegan's tales mainly treat of folklore themes such as the banshee, while his verses increasingly registered the horror of Famine.

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

Subjects: Literature.

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