Born at Cork, Joseph Jeremiah Callanan studied for Catholic priesthood at Maynooth College, and afterwards for the bar at Trinity College, Dublin, where he won two prizes for his poems. Afterward, he found employment teaching at the school William Maginn briefly taught at Cork. Callanan contributed translations of Irish verse to Blackwood's Magazine before traveling to Lisbon as a tutor in 1827. He died in 1829 as he was about to return to Ireland.
1825 ca.The Recluse of Inchidony.
Recluse of Inchidony, and other Poems. 1830.
Poems, ed. M. F. McCarthy. 1847.