Father John Murphy (1753–c. 2 July 1798) was one of the leaders of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 in Wexford. He has gone down in the history of Ireland as a great hero of the rebellion in 1798, for his sincerity and his willingness to die for his people and country.
Fr John Murphy of Boolavogue made a deep impression, a fine and powerful piece of historical writing.” Roger Owen, Wimbledon, London.
“A work of passion and attention to detail…organised in a meaningful and lucid way the myriad threads of documentation, contemporaneous accounts, recollections and oral history… A work that not only explores but also manages to explain the complex web of motivations of Fr Murphy and those involved in the Rising of 98… A book that manages to give a sense of both the large sweep of history and the ‘human scale’ of individuals caught in this history.” Richard B Evans, Composer, Sonoma, California
“Fr John Murphy of Boolavogue” has given me the most intense pleasure and in places the intense revision… A wonderful job of research written in most readable fashion. I could hardly put it away from me.” Brother Joseph McNally, Lasalle Sia College of Arts, Singapore.