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John O'Hanlon

(1821—1905) Roman Catholic priest and hagiographer


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(1821–1905), hagiographer. Born in Stradbally, Co. Laois, and ordained in 1847 in St Louis, Missouri, he returned to Ireland in 1853 and pursued a writing career of great activity, publishing his Lives of the Irish Saints (9 vols., 1875), a History of Queen's Country (Laois) (1907), and a number of pieces drawing on his experience in America.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

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