Father Prout
 

 

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Father Prout (Francis Sylvester Mahony) 1804-1866

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Born in Cork. He studied at Paris and Rome in order to become a Jesuit. He was appointed to the staff of Clongowes but after a drunken episode with students he had to resign from the order. He was ordained in Rome but left the priesthood after a disagreement with his bishop in 1834. He moved to London and contributed to a number of magazines. His Reliques of Father Prout established his reputation. He moved to Paris in 1848 and died there. He is best remembered for his lines on the Bells of St Anne’s, Shandon.  He is buried in Cork.

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