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  Joseph Campbell 1879-1944

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Born in Belfast. He collaborated with the composer Herbert Hughes and they published Songs of Uladh in 1904. Included in this collection was My Lagan Love. He went to London where he wrote other books of poems including The Rushlight, The Gilly of Christ and The Mountainy Singer. After the Easter Rising, he was elected to Wicklow County Council and became its Chairman. He took the anti-Treaty side and was interned for 18 months. He went to America before returning to Wicklow where he died. The Poems of Joseph Campbell was published in 1963. Austin Clarke wrote “In the spring of 1944 his nearest neighbours in the glen noticed that no turf smoke was coming from the chimney and became alarmed. The poet was found dead where he had fallen across the hearth stone”. He is buried in Dublin. See Rutherford Mayne

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