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O'Brien, Johnlocked

  • Hugh Fenning


O'Brien, John (1701–1769), Roman Catholic bishop of Cloyne and Ross and lexicographer, was born in Ballyvoddy, near Glanworth, co. Cork, the son of Thomas O'Brien, a farmer, and his wife, Eleanor McEniry. His parents, both of good descent, were well connected both at home and on the continent. By 1720 he had already left for ...

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