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The Felon's Track


By Michael Doheny
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Michael Doheny

 

Michael Doheny (May 22, 1805-April 1, 1863) was an Irish writer, and member of the Young Ireland movement.

He was the third son of Michael Doheny, of Brookhill, was born at Brookhill, near Fethard, Co. Tipperary, and married a Miss O'Dwyer of that county. He was admitted to Gray's Inn in November, 1834.

Doheny became connected with the National movement in the forties, and wrote prose and verse to Nation over his initials, and signature of "Eiranach." He may also have been "A Tipperary Man," who wrote poems in the same paper between 1842 and 1848. He contributed letters to the Irish Tribune, 1848. Thomas Mooney states in his History of Ireland that Doheny was a Parliamentary reporter in London in his early days.

He took part in the Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848, eluded arrest, and after being hunted by the police for some time, escaped to New York. He settled in the States, and became a lawyer and a soldier with the Fenian Brotherhood.

On April 1, 1863, he died very suddenly, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Queens, New York.

Is best known as author of a small work, The Felon's Track, New York, 1867, and of two poems, "Achusha gal machree" and "The Outlaw's Wife."

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  • Transcription of article from The Poets of Ireland: A Biographical and Bibliographical Dictionary of Irish Writers of English Verse (1912)


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