O'Neill Daunt, William Joseph ___ 1807-1894 ___ Irish ___ politician

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
O'Neill Daunt was born at Fullamore, King's County, and inherited the Kilcascan estate at Ballineen in County Cork when only 19. While still young he converted to Catholicism and developed a fervent interest in politics and nationalism. He became an MP for Mallow but was unseated after a petition by the Tory candidate. Later, Daniel O'Connell, when elected Lord Mayor of Dublin, appointed O'Neill Daunt as his secretary. He wrote various books, including 'A Catechism of the History of Ireland', published in 1844, and 'Personal Memories of the Late Daniel O'Connell', published four years later. He also wrote several novels under the pseudonym Denis Ignatius Moriarty. His diaries were edited by his daughter Alice, and published in 1896 as 'A Life Spent for Ireland'.
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1842-1869 ___ political social

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A Life Spent for Ireland
 

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