Thomas Furlong was born in County Wexford in Ireland, the son of a small farmer. After working for a time as a grocer's apprentice and as a clerk in a distillery, he founded the New Irish Magazine (1822) and contributed poetry to the Morning Register in Dublin. Furlong wrote extensively for the Dublin and London Magazine (1825-27) as "The Hermit in Ireland." He translated the poems of Carolan in Hardiman's Irish Minstrelsy (1831).
The misanthrope and other poems. 1819.
The doom of Derenzie. 1829.
Irish minstrelsy, ed. James Hardiman [translations by Furlong]. 2 vols, 1831.
The plagues of Ireland. 1834.