John Banim


Novelist. Brother of Michael Banim. His works include the well-known poems Soggarth Aroon, Damon and Pythias, a tragedy, several romances, and about half of the O’Hara tales. The Banims rank as the leading Irish national novelists. Their purpose was to do for Ireland what Walter Scott did for Scotland.



MLA Citation

  • “John Banim”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 July 2010. Web. 12 May 2021. <>