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McCarthy, Justin (1830–1912), politician and writer

S. L. Gwynn

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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McCarthy, Justin (1830–1912), politician and writer, was born at Dunmanway, near Cork, on 22 November 1830. He was the second child and elder son of Michael Francis McCarthy, clerk to the Cork city magistrates, and Ellen FitzGerald. Brought up, as he said, in 'genteel poverty' with a view to the ...

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Subjects: UK Politics

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