William Percy French

















































William Percy French 1854-1920

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Born in Cloonyquinn, County Roscommon. He began work as a civil engineer but after being laid off he edited a comic journal and then became a full-time entertainer using his own material. His works include The First Lord Liftinant and Other Tales, The Irish Girl and the songs Phil the Fluther’s Ball, Come back Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff, The Mountains of Mourne, Are You Right There Michael? and Slattery’s Mounted Fut among many. He was also a painter.   french etlel.jpg (39210 bytes)He is buried in Formby, England. His wife Ethel was buried in Dublin but the gravestone disappeared around the end of 2001.


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