John Cashel Hoey (1828-92)
b. Dundalk; eldest son of Cashel F. Hoey of Dundalk and Charlston; joined Young Ireland just before 1848; acted as sub.-editor on The Nation
, and later chief of staff (var. manager) on its revival; became joint proprietor and editor on the departure of Charles Gavan Duffy to Australia, 1855; he sold the paper to A. M. Sullivan and moved to England; m. Frances Sarah Johnston [Mrs. Hoey, q.v.
]; took bar, 1861; appt. associate ed., Dublin Review
, with W. G. Ward, 1865; appt. to Board of Advice in London on Victoria [Australia];
appt. Sec. to the Agent-Gen. of Victoria in England; transferred to the New Zealand office, also acting as sec. to the Agent-Gen., 1874; resumed duties in the Victoria office, 1879; dubbed knight of the Orders of Malta, Este, Pius IX, Francis I, and La Caridad; m. Frances Stewart [widow; née Johnston, hence Frances Cashel Hoey, q.v.
], 1858; d. London; his few published works are reprints of passages in Dublin Review
; C.M.G.; d. London. CAB JMC MKA IF
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Brian McKenna, Irish Literature, 1800-1875: A Guide to Information Sources (Detroit: Gale Research Co. 1978), cites John Cashel Hoey, and Frances C. [sic] Hoey, Recent Irish Poetry, in Dublin Review, n.s., 4 (1865), pp.302-28, - reviews of books by Ferguson, Lady Wilde, Allingham, Aubrey de Vere, all suggesting that Irish poetry has passed to a new and more advanced stage of development.
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Stephen Brown, Ireland in Fiction (Dublin: Maunsel 1919) cites him as the husband of Mrs. Frances Cashel Hoey, and the well-known Irish journalist John C. H.
Justin McCarthy, gen. ed., Irish Literature (Washington: University of America 1904): b. Dundalk, 1828; Chief of staff on the revived Nation, 1849; connected with Mr. W. G. Ward, ed. of Dublin Review, his associate to 1879; Board of Advice in London for colony of Victoria; also Agent-Gen. for the colony in England; transferred his services to the New Zealand office, 1874; returned to Victorian ministry, 1879; Mn. of Order of Malta, Este, Pius IX, Francis I, and La Caridad; m. Francis, widow of Adam Murray Stewart, 1858; d. London 1892. Selects Origins of OConnell [infra].
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The Origin of OConnell: Nature gave to Mr. OConnell a frame as perfect and commanding as ever was developed of this rare type; a voice of unparallelled volume and range; ever-bouyant energy, unfatiguing perseverance, a quick wit, a sound and capacious understanding, craft bred and stimulated by the sense of oppression, courage easily flaming to headlong wrath at the hurt to pride of withheld right; every talent that every great orator has possessed (some in excess) with, most of all, the talent of speaking in the strain of its own sympathies to every audience, from the highest and most accomplished to the lowest and most ignorant; and to these last he often spoke of his best, and he loved to speak best of all. (From extract in Irish Literature, 1904).