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Thomas Dermody 1775-1802

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Born in Ennis, County Clare. He had his first book of poems published when he was just 17 years old. However, his drinking lost him friends and sponsors. He joined the army but when he returned to London, he resumed his old way of life which eventually killed him. He died in poverty in Kent in 1802. His works were collected under the title The Harp of Erin. He is buried in London.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book