William Rooney
 

 

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William Rooney 1873-1901

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Born in Dublin. He used the pen name of ‘One of the People’.  His first verses appeared in 1891 and he contributed prose and verse to various journals including United Ireland, Seanachaidhe, The Shamrock, the Northern Patriot and the Shan Van Vocht. He was a founder of the United Irishman. His works invoked the heroes of Ireland’s past and were extremely popular. He also was a great promoter of the Irish language. 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