John Fleming

1814-1896 [Sean Pléimonn]; b. Ballyneil, parish of Mothel, Co. Waterford; ed. Kill village school and became hedge-school teacher, at Carrickbeg, then Rathcormac, 1849-1881; exhausted the lump sum he accepted in lieu of pension on retirement; employed by RIA at 80 p.a., as assist to Dr Atkinson, up to 1893; allowance from Dr Maxwell Close; contributed Life of Donncadh Ruadh Mac Conmara (1881) to Gaelic Journal [Irisleabar na Gaeilge], assisted David Comyn with editing from 1882; succeeded Comyn as unpaid editor of the journal, 1884-92; Irish lessons in National Teacher’s Journal, 1872-1877; published life of Donnchadh Rua mac Con Mara in The Irishman, 1881; ed. of Mac Con Mara’s poems in Gaelic Journal, 1884; d. 28 Jan., 33 South Frederick St. DIB DIW OCIL

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