Rev. William English

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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English, William, Rev., was born at Newcastle, County of Limerick. He began life as a schoolmaster at Castletownroche and Charleville, and afterwards entered the Augustinian order. He had already become celebrated as a Gaelic poet. His writings contain several allusions to the Pretender. Perhaps his best known piece is "Cashel of Munster," excellently translated by Samuel Ferguson. He died in Cork, 13th January 1778, where he was buried in St. John's churchyard.

Sources

289. Poets and Poetry of Munster: John O'Daly. Dublin, 1853.
Prendergast, John P., see No. 93.

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