John O'Hanlon

Hagiographer; born Stradbally, Queen's County, Ireland, 1821; died Dublin, Ireland, 1905. He accompanied his parents to the United States as a youth, and was ordained for the diocese of Saint Louis, 1847. Six years later he returned to Ireland and was affiliated to the archdiocese of Dublin. Notwithstanding a busy pastoral life, he devoted himself to historical research and compiled a great series of lives of the Irish saints, in addition to a voluminous history of the Irish in America.

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