Sylvester Malone [Rev]

Life
1822-1906; b. Kilmally, Co. Clare; ed. Maynooth; ord. 1854; curate at Kilkee, then parish priest at Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare; vicar general of Kilrush, 1872-1906; supporter of Gaelic League; bequeathed 100 for essays in Irish to Society for Preservation of the Irish Language, won by Hyde and Dineen [Ó Duinnín]; valuable researches in his Church History of Ireland 1169-1532 (1867), a standard work; also issued Tenant-Wrong Illustrated in a Nutshell (1867), exposing the conduct of the Marquis of Conyngham on his Kilkee estate; d. Kilrush, 21 May. ODNB DIB DIH

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Notes
Kilkee evictions: Malone’s Tenant-Wrong Illustrated in a Nutshell (Dublin: Kelly 1867) is cited in a footnote to an extract from John Mitchel’s The Last Conquest of Ireland (Perhaps) (1861) in The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry 1992), Vol. II, p.181. In Mitchel's book, Conyngham is cited as the author of a ‘certain new building - the grandest by far that those Rosses people ever saw’ which Mitchel compares ironically to the Poorhouse and the erection of which involves them in the payment of a ‘subsidy, called rent’. In a footnote (Field Day Anthology, Vol. II, 1992, p.181), the Marquis is identified in Nathaniel Conyngham, later notorious in Connacht for his treatment of the people of Kilkee - with a reference to Sylvester Malone, Tenant-Wrong [... &c.] (1867).

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