John D'Alton

(1792—1867) historian

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(1792–1867), antiquarian and poet; born in Bessville, Co. Westmeath, and educated at TCD. Dermid, or Erin in the Days of Boroimhe (1814) was a romance in twelve cantos. He also wrote translations for Hardiman's Irish Minstrelsy (1831). His History of Ireland from the Earliest Period to 1245 (2 vols., 1845) won an RIA prize.

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

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