Matthew Russell (1834 - 1912):
Cleric, Roman Catholic and poet
Matthew Russell was born at Ballybot, near Newry, County Down, and was educated at Castleknock and Maynooth. He became a Jesuit priest and established the Irish Monthly in 1873 and edited it for nearly forty years. He also wrote many volumes of poetry, and a biography of his sister Katherine.
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