Father Theobald Matthew
 

 

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Father Theobald Matthew 1790-1856

Born at Thomastown Castle, County Tipperary. Preached against the evils of alcohol. On a visit to Limerick in 1839 he enrolled 150,000 to total abstinence. Statutes of him can be found in O’Connell Street, Dublin and Patrick Street, Cork. He was buried in Cork.