William Kenealy

Life
1828-1876; b. Cloyne, Co. Cork, 1 July; Nation poet [pseud William of Munster], 1850s; ‘The Moon Behind the Hill’, 20 Dec. 1856, later famous as a Christy Minstrel ballad; same pseud. in Duffy’s Fireside Magazine, 1851-52; author of anon. introduction to Hayes’s allads of Ireland; ed. The Lamp, in Leeds; then Tipperary Leader, and lastly Kilkenny Journal; Mayor of Kilkenny; d. 3 Sept. PI