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John Boyle O'Reilly

Born: Jun 28, 1844

Death: Aug 10, 1890

Birthplace: Dowth

Nationality: United Kingdom

John Boyle O'Reilly

Date of Birth : Jun 28, 1844
Date of Death : Aug 10, 1890
Birth Place : Dowth

John Boyle O'Reilly was an Irish-born poet, journalist and fiction writer. As a youth in Ireland, he was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, or Fenians, for which he was transported to Western Australia. After escaping to the United States, he became a prominent spokesperson for the Irish community and culture, through his editorship of the Boston newspaper The Pilot, his prolific writing, and his lecture tours.

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