John Kenyon

(1812—1869) Roman Catholic priest and Young Irelander

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(1812–69), curate, and later parish priest, of Templederry, Co. Tipperary, who was strongly associated with Young Ireland from 1845 and was elected to the council of the Irish Confederation in 1847. As a militant nationalist close to John Mitchel, Kenyon denounced the O'Connells and urged an early rebellion in 1848. Suspended by his bishop in April 1848, Kenyon continued to agitate, but in July declared that the confederate rising was hopeless, and refused to assist the rebels.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: European History.

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