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#OTD in 1844 – Birth of poet and novelist, John Boyle O’Reilly, in Co Meath.
Poet, writer and nationalist John Boyle O’Reilly was born in Dowth Castle, Co Meath, near Drogheda. For his part in the IRB and Fenian conspiracy, O’Reilly was sentenced to twenty years’ penal serv…