Daniel C. Devine (1860-
Daniel C. Devine was a member of well-
James Duffy & Co
He subsequently published two other books, Christmas in Tír-
D.C. Devine in the 1911 Census; in the 1901 Census.
From: Ireland in Fiction: A Guide to Irish Novels, Tales, Romances and Folklore. Part I. Editor, ed. Stephen J. Brown (Maunsel, 1919).
DEVINE, D. C. Is a native of Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, where at present he is a National School Teacher. Is a man of about 50.
FAITHFUL EVER, and Other Tales. Pp. 280. (Duffy). 2s. 1910.
Eleven stories of Sligo peasant life. The Author has thorough sympathy with the aspects of life about which he writes. Three of the tales are love stories, one is a story of '67, others are humorous, e.g., "Meehaul M'Cann's Wooing." We have a glimpse of the dance, the pattern, rustic courtship, lake and mountain scenery. The Author avoids politics, but the Catholic atmosphere is pronounced throughout. The literary standard is, perhaps, not of a high order.
BEFORE THE DAWN IN ERIN. Pp.308. (Duffy). 2s. . Second edition. 1914.
A story of landlord, agent, and tenant in the County Sligo, about the eighteen thirties or forties, bringing out what a hostile agent can do to make the lot of the peasants a very hard one, and showing how in the end his machinations are brought to nought thanks to Father Pat. This latter and Father Tom are fine types of Irish priests. The Author has a good eye for characters and a keen sense of humour.
Drawing, above, from Worthies of Sligo, John McTernan (Sligo,1994)
Photograph, right, from Sligo and its Surroundings, Tadhg Kilgannon (Sligo, 1926)
Below: Devine was featured in the Sligo Times in 1910 on the publication of his Faithful Ever and other tales.