John J. McCarthy was born in 1859 in Tullig, Durrus in the vicinity of O’Donovan’s Cove which is the subject of his poem. His father was Charles and was believed to be a active Parnellite.
The local area was a hive of political activity going back to Timothy O’Donovan, local Landlord and JP a supporter of O’Connell, Tithe Reform and Liberal politics.
John went to the USA in 1880 and his career is documented in an obituary at the back of the enclosed document. He died in Nebraska in 1931.
His home place in Ogallaha, Nebraska is in US terms relative near Casper, Wyoming where a lot of people from Muintervara settled.