1856-1943 [Edward Matthew MNulty]; b. Randalstown, Co. Antrim; ed.
Incorporated Societys School, Aungier St., schoolmate and friend
of GBS; contributed to periodicals including Irish Society, The
Occult Review; living in Ranelagh in 1919; plays, The Lord Mayor (Abbey ), The Courting of Mary Doyle (1921), both published;
also novels, Misther ORyan (1894), about the son of a whisky-drinking
priest; Son of a Peasant (1897); Maureen (1904), dealing
with mercenary exploitation an alleged miracle by the clergy; Mrs.
Mulligans Millions (1903). MacNulty wrote a memoir of GBS in
1901 [CHK]. DIW IF DIL DUB OCIL.
Prose, George Bernard Shaw as a Boy, in The Candid
Friend (July 6 1901). Novels, Misther ORyan (London:
Edward Arnold 1894); The Son of A Peasant (London: Edward Arnold
1897); Maureen (London: Edward Arnold 1904); Mrs Mulligans
Millions (London: Hurst & Blackett 1908). Plays, The
Lord Mayor [Abbey 1914] (Dublin: Talbot 1914); Mrs Mulliganss
Millions (Dublin: Maunsel 1918); The Courting of Mary Doyle
[Abbey 1921] (Dublin: Gill 1944). Also, Dan Laurence ed., Memoir
of G.B.S, in Shaw: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol.
12 (Univ. Park 1992), pp.1-46 [49pp. typescript held in Archibald Hendeson
Collection, Southern Hist. Collection and Manuscripts Dept. of Univ. of
N. Carolina at Chapel Hill].
Olivia Coolidge, George Bernard Shaw (1968), St. John Ervine, Bernard
Shaw, His Life, Work, and Friends (NY 1956); John ODonovan, The Shaws of Synge Street (Newark: Proscenium 1966), play, after
at the Abbey in 1960, shows a naive, goodhearted McNulty. [DIL]
Sean OFaolain, The Irish (1947): At the other
end of the scale [from Banims Father Connell] is Misther ORyan (1894) by Edward MNulty in which the priest is an ugly, whisky-drinking,
vulgar fellow. His influence is that of a bully and a political intriguer.
Stephen Brown, I reland in Fiction [Pt.
I] (Dublin: Maunsel 1919) lists Misther ORyan (London: Arnold
1894) [unspeakably vulgar whiskey priest joins the Lague (Gaelic
League) and boycotts farmer who will not, with tragic consequences
for his daughter]; Son of a Peasant (London: Arnold 1897) [tragi-comedy
amid lower-middle class townsfolk; a great advance on former]; Maureen (Lon;Arnold 1904) [back to starters; priest trades in miraculous
statues]; Mrs. Mulligans Millions (London: Arnold 1903) [stage-Irish
farce]; Fr. Brown considers that his recurrent pesint portraits
are cringing and degraded.
Belfast Central Public Library
holds The Courting of Mary Doyle (n.d.), Lord Mayor, a Dublin comedy (1917).