John Banim, Writer, Is Born in Kilkenny

  • April 3, 1798

John Banim (3 April 1798 – 30 August 1842), was an Irish novelist, short story writer, dramatist, poet and essayist, sometimes called the “Scott of Ireland.” He also studied art, working as a painter of miniatures and portraits, and as a drawing teacher, before dedicating himself to literature.

John Banim was born in Kilkenny, Ireland.