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Gerald Griffin (December 12, 1803 – June 12, 1840) was an Irish novelist, poet and playwright.

He was born in Limerick, Ireland, the son of a brewer. He went to London in 1823 and became a reporter for one of the daily papers, and later turned to writing fiction. Once of his most famous works is The Collegians written about the murder of the Colleen Bawn in 1820. In 1838 he burned all of his unpublished manuscripts and joined the Catholic religious order "Congregation of Christian Brothers" in Cork, and died from typhus fever at their monastery.[1]

Gerald Griffin has a street named after him in Limerick City and another in Cork City, Ireland. Loughill/Ballyhahill GAA club in west Limerick play under the name of Gerald Griffins.

Selected bibliography

  • Griffin, D. The Life of Gerald Griffin, Vol. I (London: 1843).


  1. ^ The Original Catholic Encyclopedia

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Gerald Griffin (1803June 12, 1840), born in Limerick, Ireland, was an Irish novelist, poet and playwright.


  • A place in thy memory, dearest,
    Is all that I claim;
    To pause and look back when thou hearest
    The sound of my name.
    • A Place in thy Memory, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • When, like the rising day,
    Eileen Aroon!
    Love sends his early ray,
    Eileen Aroon!
    What makes his dawning glow
    Changeless through joy and woe?
    Only the constant know!—
    Eileen Aroon!
    • Eileen Aroon, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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