The curate of Father John.
"He was educated at Maynooth, was the son of a little farmer in the neighbourhood, was perfectly illiterate, but chiefly showed his dissimilarity to the parish priest by his dirt and untidiness. He was a violent politician.... He was as zealous for his religion as for his politics. A disciple less likely to make converts than Father Cullen it would he difficult to imagine; in language most violent and ungrammatical - in appearance most uncouth - in argument most unfair" - The Macdermots of Ballycloran