1792-1845 [or Castello; prob. Costello; pseud. ‘Bard of the Dales’]; b.
Rathfarnham; brought up in Whitby, Yorkshire; converted from Catholicism
and became a celebrated Wesleyan preacher; stonemason in Cleveland; wrote
Bard of the Dales (1850), and other popular works; also Poems in the North
Yorkshire Dialect (Middlesborough, 1878); d. 16 April, Pickering. DIW
D. J. ODonoghue, The Poets of Ireland: A Biographical Dictionary (Dublin:
Hodges Figgis & Co 1912); b. Rathfarnham 1792; And Isaac, The Steeple Chase,
and Other Poems (Whitby 1843); also Poems in the Yorkshire Dialect (Stokely,
Middlesborough 1878), with glossary and memoir by G. M. Tweeddell.