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Patrick Delany 1685-1768

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Born in Dublin. He took holy orders and after his wife’s death he married again - the socialite and diarist, Mrs Delany. Through her connections he was appointed to the Deanery of Down. Swift considered him the finest wit in Ireland. He was also a fine preacher and he founded quite a few papers to express his opinions. His writings include Revelations Examined with Candour, Twenty-two Sermons Upon Social Duties and Observations upon Lord Orrery’s Remarks on the Life  and Writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift. He died in Bath. He is buried in Dublin.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book