J G Quilty
John George Quilty appeared in the 1911 Census as a visitor to the house of Phelim, Mary and Margaret Clancy in Doonfore, Lissadill West, County Sligo. Aged 41, he had been born in Sligo and gave his occupation as a book-
In the 1901 Census the same man was living in Drumcliff North, Carney, County
J G Quilty seems to have prominent in the Nationalist politics of north Sligo. He was secretary of Drumcliff branch of the United Irish League in the early 1900s and was a elected Nationalist member of Sligo County Council. He was a prominent supporter of P A McHugh, MP and Sligo Champion editor, and Bernard McTernan.
He gave evidence to the
Quilty is menationed in Political Priests and Irish Ruin, Paraguay on Shannon by Frank Hugh O'Donnell (1908) an amusing but serious critique of unethical practices by the Catholic clergy in local politics, education, and the Congested Districts Board. Quilty is quoted, as a delegate of the United Irish League Executive in North Sligo, as saying "The tenants of the Logan estate have already sent twenty-
Quilty had four poems published in the Sligo Times in 1911.
His poetry sometimes deals with local folklore but in 1915 he wrote three poems about the war which are pro-