John Castillo

Life
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 ODNB

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References
D. J. O’Donoghue, 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.

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