R. J. Milne - Sligo Poets

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Robert Joseph Milne

Robert J. Milne was a Sligo native. In the 1911 Census Robert Joseph Milne, a civil engineer and farmer, lived with his wife Jane and their four children in Knocknarea, County Sligo. He was 43 years of age.

He had been elected a District Councillor for the Knocknarea division but resigned this position in May 1912. It was stated that he had emigrated. He apparently settled in Boston.

Tadhg Kilgannon includes extracts from a poem of Milne's on Knocknarea in Sligo and its Surroundings
(1926) with the information that the author had died young and was buried in the United States. He also included his photograph in a section entitled Occasional Pilgrims to Parnassus.

Both poems published in Sligo newspapers in 1912 and 1916, had first been published in Boston newspapers suggesting that Milne continued to write poetry in the USA.

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