1833-1911; b. Ballybay, Co. Monaghan; national schoolteacher, contrib.
verses to Dundalk Democrat and Northern Whig; spent time in NY and Lancashire;
temperance advocate; ed. in Dublin The Social Mirror and Temperance
Advocate; books include Lamh Dearg or the Red Hand (Dublin
1887); Anti-humbug, or Mansion House Banquests midst Irelands
Poverty (Manchester 1890); The Catapult: A Satire (Dublin 1897);
other members of the Magennis family, esp. Peter Magennis, well-known
poets in south-west Ulster. APPL
Brian Walker, ed., The Face of Ulster [in Faces of Ireland
Series] (Belfast: Appletree 1991) selects The Boys of Our Day
[We live in an age of great progress tis clear ..],
from Lamh Dearg or the Red Hand (Dublin 1887).