Thomas D'Arcy McGee

















































Thomas D’Arcy McGee 1825-1868

Born in Carlingford, County Louth. He went to America at an early age and became editor of the Boston Pilot. He returned to Ireland and wrote for the Nation but after the Young Ireland rising he escaped to America. In 1857 he moved to Montreal and took Canadian citizenship. He became an MP and then Minister of Agriculture. He was assassinated after his opposition to the Fenian invasion of Canada. His published works include A Popular History of Ireland From the Earliest Period to Emancipation of the Catholics, The Irish Writers of the Seventeenth Century and his collections of poems. He is buried in Montreal, Canada. Photo by David Wilson

There is a monument to McGee in his birthplace.


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