Bernard Magennis (1833 - 1911):
Poet and writer
Bernard Magennis was born at Ballybay, County Monaghan. He was a schoolteacher and wrote and published poems in newspapers. For a number of years he lived in New York and England and was an advocate of temperance, editing the Dublin newspaper The Social Mirror and Temperance Advocate. His books include The Catapult: a satire and Antihumbug, or Mansion House Banquets midst Ireland's Poverty.