William Drennan blue plaque in Belfast

Dr. William Drennan 1754-1820 patriot & radical born in the Manse on this site

William Drennan (1754 – 1820), a physician, poet and political radical, was one of the chief architects of the Society of United Irishmen. He is known as the first to refer in print to Ireland as "the emerald isle" in his poem "When Erin first rose".[citation needed]

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