O’Reilly, John Boyle (M)

b. 28 June 1844. d. 10 August 1890. Nationality: Irish.
Poet, editor, and Irish nationalist. Born in Dowth, Castle, Ireland. Worked for the newspaper *The Argus*. Arrested for his political actions as an Irish revolutionary and Fenian in 1866. Sent to work in the penal colonies in Western Australia. Escaped to Boston, Massachusetts on an American whaling ship. Member of the O’Neill invasion of Canada in 1870. Married Mary Murphy on 15 August 1872. Editor of the *Pilot*. Founder of the Paphyus Club. Author of the volume of poetry *In Bohemia* (1886). Biographical information: Reilly, *Late Victorian Poetry*, p. 361, *ODNB*. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Dog Guard. An Australian Story 1872-03 The Dark Blue Poet 13822
The Monster Diamond A Tale of the Penal Colony of West Australia 1872-04 The Dark Blue Poet 13824