1909-?; b. Tralee; became headmaster of Tralee school; wrote The Singing
Swordsman: The Story of Pierce Ferriter (1953), a novel; also The
Rose of Tralee, play. DIW IF2
The Singing Swordsman: The Story of Pierce Ferriter (Dublin: Michael
F. Moynihan 1953), 232pp., 8o.; another edn. ([London:] Hawthorn 1987).
Desmond Clarke, Ireland in Fiction: A Guide to Irish Novels,
Tales, Romances and Folklore [Pt. 2] (Cork: Royal Carbery 1985), lists The Singing Swordsman, prefaced by Daniel Corkery (Dublin: Moynihan
1954), 232pp.; romantic elopement with Lady Sybil Lynch, her tragic death,
his part in the Rising of 1641, his eventual hanging at Killarney.
See under William Mulchinock [infra], M. J. T. Caball, The Rose of
Tralee: The Story of a Tradition (Tralee: The Kerryman 1964).