1807-1880 [prob. William]; rector of St. Georges Church, Belfast;
classical and English scholar, and member of Linen Hall Library Board;
wrote poetry, Death Conquered and Other Poems (1842); Mary,
the Factory Girl (1845); A Vision of Italy, a poem; Heotha
and Melech and Other Poems; and The Thistle, The Rose, and Shamrock;
ed. Lyra Hibernica Sacra (Belfast 1878; 2nd edn. 1879).
McKenna, Irish Literature (1978), p 9., bibl. notes Lyra Hibernica
Sacra (Belfast 1878), 370; the work of ninety one poets is represented
in a slightly larger second ed., 1879.
Belfast Central Public Library holds Death Conquered and other poems (1842);
Lyra Hibernica Sacra (1879); Mary, the Factory Girl (1845). LIB HB holds
MacIlwaine, Rev. W., Heotha & Melech & Other Poems.