Who is William A. Byrne

William A. Byrne (William Dara) 1872–1933 was an Irish poet and educator from Rathangan, Co. Kildare. He often wrote under the pen name William Dara.

He was educated at Carlow College as a lay student from 1885 to 1889, and went to Maynooth College to Study for the priesthood, where he was invited to write an ode on the college's centenary; however, he left priestly formation due to ill health. After Maynooth he became a teacher in St. Mary's Knockbeg College, Carlow, where he was Professor of English.

In 1916 became assistant professor of English at University College Dublin succeeding the executed Irish patriot Thomas McDonagh and went on to be professor of English Literature at University College Galway. He died in Galway, on the 1...
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  • The Bog Lands
    The purple heather is the cloak
    God gave the bogland brown,
    But man has made a pall o' smoke
    To hide the distant town....
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Night 1 Beneath 1 Time 1 Sunshine 1 Sunset 1 Sun 1 Solitude 1 Sleep 1 Sky 1 Rain 1


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  • Shels_otd: otd in 1928, shels defeated waterford celtic 5-2 in an exhibition game at ozier park, before 4,000 spectators, including “several hundred supporters of the reds who traveled on a special excursion train from dublin”. william mccleery scored first before ‘babby’ byrne beat their..
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