(1780–1842), author and controversialist. Born in Co. Tipperary, he was educated at TCD. In 1825 he founded, with Joseph Henderson Singer, The Christian Examiner and Church of Ireland Magazine. He encouraged William Carleton to write for the Examiner. His own Sketches in Ireland (1827), A Tour in Connaught (1839), and Sketches in Erris and Tyrawly (1841) show that the influence worked both ways.
From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.