[Fr] Patrick Lavelle
1825-1886; b. Murrish Mullagh, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo; ed. Maynooth and
Irish Colleg, Paris; resigned professorship in Paris after dispute with
Rev. Thomas riley; parish priest of Tourmakeady (Mt. Partry), and later
Cong; campaigned against proselytism; opposed Archb. Paul Cullen in preaching
the funeral oration for Terence Bellew MacManus in 1861; vice-pres. National
Brotherhood of St. Patrick; supported by IRB; protected by MacHale; later
foresook militant nationalism; associated with Lord Ardilaun during his
period at Cong; legend that he attempted to remove the Cross of Cong from
the National Museum under his cloak; d. Nov., and was mourned by no nationalists.
Donal McCartney, The Church and the Fenians, in Maurice Harmon,
ed., Fenians and Fenianism ([Univ. Review] 1968); Gerard Moran, The Mayo Evictions of 1860: Patrick Lavelle and the War
in Partry (Westport: Foilseacháin Náisuinta Teoranta 1986);
Moran, A Radical Priest in Mayo: Fr. Patrick Lavelle, The Rise
and Fall of an Irish Nationalist, 1825-1886 (Dublin: Four Courts Press
1994), 240pp.; Moran, Radical Irish Priests 1660-1970 (Dublin: Four Courts Press 1998).