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John Kells Ingram 1823-1907

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Born near Pettigo, County Donegal.  When he was 19 he wrote The Memory of the Dead which includes the lines: ‘Who fears to speak of Ninety-Eight/ Who blushes at the name.’ He later became Professor of Oratory and later still Professor of Greek at Trinity College Dublin. He was Vice Provost of the College 1898-1899. The poem was out of character and he had no ingram j k2.jpg (39707 bytes)sympathy for violence as a political weapon. Other works include A History of Political Economy, Sonnets and Other Poems, and A History of Slavery and Serfdom. He is buried in Dublin.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book