James L Mulloy

James Lynam Molloy (c. August 1837 - 4 February 1909) was an Irish poet, author and composer. He attended St Edmund's College (Ware) as a student between 1851 and 1855 along with his brother Bernard, who later became an MP. After leaving the College, he went to the Catholic University in Dublin, graduating in 1858. He then continued his studies in London, Paris and Bonn, being called to the Bar in 1863, although he never practiced Law.

He started writing and publishing songs which soon became popular in concert halls. Initially concentrating on operettas, he later gained popularity with his songs "The Old Cottage Clock", 'Bantry Bay' and 'The Kerry Dancing'. In 1884 he had his greatest success of all 'Love's Old Sweet Song'.