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O'Hartegan, Mathew (1600–1666), Jesuit and diplomat, was born in St John's parish, Limerick. He went abroad to study, as no opportunities for study were permitted to Catholics in Ireland. It is likely that Bordeaux was his destination, and he seems to have had in mind to prepare himself for the priesthood or a secular career. When he entered the ...

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O'Mahony [Mahony, Mahun, Marullus], Connor [Constantine] [name in religion Cornelius a Sancto Patricio] (1594–1656), Jesuit and political controversialist, was born in Muskerry, co. Cork. On 17 March 1621 he entered the Society of Jesus in Portugal; Cornelius a Sancto Patricio was the name by which he was known in the society. He was professor of theology at ...