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Robert Dwyer Joyce 1830-1883

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Born in Glenosheen, County Limerick. He was a brother of Patrick Weston Joyce. He worked as a teacher before taking up medical studies which he completed in 1865. He went to America in 1866 where he lectured in Harvard Medical School and also became more closely involved with the Fenians. He wrote poems and prose. His works include Ballads, Romances and Songs, Legends of the Wars in Ireland, Ballads of Irish Chivalry, The Leaping Leprechaun and Deirdre. His best known ballad is The Boys of Wexford. He returned to Ireland shortly before his death. He is buried with his brother Patrick Weston Joyce 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