Father O'Flynn

DESCRIPTION: Of all the priests, "Father O'Flynn [is] the flower of them all ... Powerfulest preacher, and Tinderest teacher, and Kindliest creature in ould Donegal." When the Bishop "looked grave" at a joke he answered "Cannot the clergy be Irishmen too?"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (O'Conor); c.1890 (broadside, NLScotland L.C.Fol.70(101b))
KEYWORDS: nonballad clergy
REFERENCES (1 citation):
O'Conor, pp. 29-30, "Father O'Flynn" (1 text)
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.70(101b), "Father O'Flynn" ("Of praists we can offer a charmin' variety"), Poet's Box (Dundee), c.1890
File: OCon029

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