Jane Barlow from The Mouth March 1897

Jane Barlow (1857-1917) from The Mouth, March 1897. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Jane Barlow
Jane Barlow
Nationality Irish

Jane Barlow (1857 - 17 April 1917) was an Irish poet and fiction writer. She is noted for her poems describing the lives of the Irish peasantry, in relation to both landlordism and the Irish potato famine.[1]

Life Edit

Barlow was the daughter of the Reverend James William Barlow, vice-provost of Trinity College, Dublin. Born in Clontarf, County Dublin, she spent most of her life living in a thatched cottage in Raheny, in the townland of Ballyhoy. [2]

Barlow was educated at home and is said to have been frail and slight. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography says that Barlow was a frequent contributor to the Dublin University Review, from 1866 on, under the the pseudonyms "Antares Skorpios" and "Felix Ryark".[3]

She died in Bray, County Wicklow.[2]

Recognition Edit

Barlow received an honorary D. Litt from Dublin University.[4]

Publications Edit



Short fictionEdit


Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. Jane Barlow, Oxford Companion to Irish Literature, Oxford University Press,, Web, July 17, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Boylan, Henry (1998). A Dictionary of Irish Biography, 3rd Edition. Dublin: Gill and MacMillan. p. 12. ISBN 0-7171-2945-4. 
  3. Doings and Dealings by Jane Barlow, Rooke Books, Web, July 17, 2012.
  4. "Jane Barlow Dead," New York Times, April 20, 1917.[ Jane Barlow, Irish Novelist (1860-1917), Barlow Genealogy. Web, July 1, 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Search results = au:Jane Barlow, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, July 1, 2013.
  6. Works, Jane Barlow (1857-1917), Web, July 1, 2013.

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