Daniel McAleese

Life
?1830-1900 [?var. D. A. MacAleese]; b. Randalstown, Co. Antrim, son of shoemaker; contrib. Denis Holland’s Belfast-based Ulsterman, and Tipperary Leader, also Glasgow Free Press; contrib. verse to Nation and other papers as Ossian and Ruadh [pseuds], and also M.D. [initials reversed]; contrib. verse to Ulsterman (ed., Denis Holland, Belfast); contrib. Tipperary Leader and Glasgow Free Press; joined Ulster Observer, ed. A. J. McKenna, finally sub-editor; also Northern Star and Ulster Examiner with McKenna; fined and jailed for contempt of court; started Belfast Vindicator, and The Citizen (a weekly, and an evening paper); fnd. People’s Advocate in Monaghan, 1876; ed. Belfast Morning News, 1885-86; sons and daughters also on paper staff; poems for Dundalk Democrat, People’s Advocate, and Northern Star; edited anthology, The Red Hand of Ulster (Monaghan n.d.), whch includes six poems by him with two others in a second series (Belfast); MP N. Monaghan, 1895-1900; d. 1 Dec. PI DUB

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References
Justin McCarthy
, gen. ed., Irish Literature (Washington: Catholic Univ. of America 1904), selects D. A. MacAleese, ‘A Memory’.

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