Charles Kickham

Born: 1828, County Tipperary
Died: August 22, 1882, County Dublin

     Charles Kickham was part of the influential Young Irelanders movement in the late 1840s. He became an editor of The Irish People, a newspaper used by the Fenians. In 1866, Kickham was sentenced to a fourteen year prison term on the charge of treason. From a young age, Kickham had been rendered disabled by an explosion and his health steadily declined. He was sent to a jail for the physically ill and was released in 1869. Kickham continued to write poetry and fiction until his death in 1882.

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