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John Macken (1784 - 1823):
Writer and poet


John Macken was born in Brookeborough, County Fermanagh, and served in the navy. He was one of the founders of the Erne Packet in 1808. In 1818 he went to London, where he was involved with the Literary Gazette, but he returned to Ireland in 1821. Much of his literary work appeared under the pseudonym Ismael Fitzadam. He published volumes of poetry: The Harp of the Desert (1818) and Lays on Land. He died in Enniskillen.

Born: 1784
Died: 7 May 1823
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