Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Banim, John, born at Kilkenny in 1798, started in life as a drawing master, but, migrating to Dublin, he wrote in conjunction with his brother, Michael, a series of powerful novels, e.g. Tales of the O'Hara Family, The Croppy, and Father Connell, describing the darker side of Irish life. His health broke down and poverty ensued, from which he was rescued by a public subscription raised by the English press, and by a Government pension. He died in 1842.