Casey, John Sarsfield ___ 1846-1896 ___ Irish ___ politician civilservant

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
Casey was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, and became involved in the Irish Republican Brotherhood (the Fenians) while still at school. Calling himself 'The Galtee Boy' he wrote letters to local newspapers describing the round-up of Cork Fenians in 1865, their trials and their experiences in prison. His exposure of tenant conditions in the Galtee Mountains led to a libel case and helped inspire the Land League. Eventually, he was tried and sentenced himself, and then deported to Australia in 1867. But he returned in 1870 after an amnesty. He became coroner for East Limerick in 1878 and remained politically active until his death. 'The Galtee Boy' is more a memoir than a diary but Casey did keep a diary and extracts are reprinted in 'Diaries of Ireland'.
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DIARY DATES, CONTENT DESCRIPTORS
1867-1868 ___ maritime prison

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The Galtee Boy
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