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Willy Reilly (fiscle part-IV)

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Willy Reilly (fiscle part-IV)
William Carleton (20 February 1794, Prolusk (often spelt as Prillisk as on his gravestone), Clogher, County Tyrone – 30 January 1869, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin) was an Irish writer and novelist.[1][2] He is best known for his Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry a collection of ethnic sketches of the stereotypical Irishman.[2]
Carleton's father was a Roman Catholic tenant farmer, who supported fourteen children on as many acres, and young Carleton passed his early life among scenes similar to those he later described in his books.[1] Carleton was steeped in folklore from an early age, his father had an extraordinary memory (he knew the bible by heart) and as a native Irish speaker, a thorough acquaintance with Irish folklore; his mother was a noted singer.[1][2] The character of Honor, the miser's wife, in Fardorougha, is said to be based on her.[1]

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