Thomas Parnell

















































Thomas Parnell 1679-1718

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Born in Dublin. He was ordained in 1700 and was appointed Archdeacon of Clogher in 1706. He wrote songs, ballads, poetry and essays. His works include Poems on Several Occasions, A Night-piece on Death, A Hymn to Contentment and The Hermit. His Complete Poems were first published in 1985. He coined the phrase Pretty Fanny’s Way.

He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Chester. The exact spot in which the poet is buried is unknown. Photo by Angela King

Further information is to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book