W. MacIlwaine

1807-1880 [prob. William]; rector of St. George’s Church, Belfast; classical and English scholar, and member of Linen Hall Library Board; wrote poetry, Death Conquered and Other Poems (1842); Mary, the Factory Girl (1845); A Vision of Italy, a poem; Heotha and Melech and Other Poems; and The Thistle, The Rose, and Shamrock; ed. Lyra Hibernica Sacra (Belfast 1878; 2nd edn. 1879).

Brian McKenna, Irish Literature 1800-1875: A Guide to Information Sources (Gale Publ. 1978), p 9: Bibl. notes Lyra Hibernica Sacra (Belfast 1878), 370; the work of ninety one poets is represented in a slightly larger second ed., 1879.


Belfast Central Public Library holds Death Conquered and other poems (1842); Lyra Hibernica Sacra (1879); Mary, the Factory Girl (1845). LIB HB holds MacIlwaine, Rev. W., Heotha & Melech & Other Poems.

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