Patrick Donnelly (bishop)

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Patrick Donnelly (1650–1716) was an Irish Roman Catholic Bishop who was also known as The Bard of Armagh. He was born in Desertcreaght, Cookstown, County Tyrone in 1650 and died in 1716.

  • Dr Patrick Donnelly ministered in South Armagh,
  • He assumed the title of Phelim Brady, the Bard of Armagh.
  • Educated by the Jesuits at their hedge-school in Drogheda.
  • Studied in Paris sometime between 1673 and 1679

Eoghan Ó Donnghaile, author of Comhairle Mhic Clámha and Mo choin do theacht Fheidhlime.., may have written the latter as a saultation to Donnelly, who was his kinsman.