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.
New Catholic Dictionary