Richard Alfred Millikin

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Millikin, Richard Alfred, a minor poet, was born at Castlemartyr, County of Cork, in 1767. He wrote several fugitive pieces, and was for a time editor of a Cork magazine. During the Insurrection of 1798 he became conspicuous by zeal and activity in the formation of yeomanry corps. About the year 1798 he wrote The Groves of Blarney, a short humorous ballad, in imitation or ridicule of the rambling rhapsodies then so popular amongst the Irish peasantry. He died 16th December 1815, aged 48, and was buried at Douglas, near Cork.

Sources

233. Manuscript and Special Information, and Current Periodicals.

349. Worthies of Ireland, Biographical Dictionary of the: Richard Ryan. 2 vols. London, 1821. Wyse, Thomas, see No. 73.

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