The Nationalist, January 27, 2022

A book written by a Clonmel man now living in Cork has been a labour of love for the past few years, and is the result of painstaking research carried out into the life and times of an Irishman who spent much of his life in the Southern Hemisphere.

A row with his bishop over his nationalist views, as proclaimed in a St Patrick’s Day speech in 1888, resulted in him moving to Australia. After a brief and unsuccessful spell with the Jesuits in Melbourne, he refused to comply with his commitment to return to New Zealand. He eventually received permission to remain in Australia.

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