William Larminie

(1849—1900) poet and folklorist

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(1849–1900), poet and folklorist. Born in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, he was educated at TCD before entering the India Office in London. Fand and Other Poems (1892) made use of Gaelic assonance. He had some knowledge of the Irish language: his West Irish Folk Tales and Romances (1898) were, in part at least, based on fieldwork among native speakers. Glanlua and Other Poems (1899) was a further collection.

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

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