Rev. Daniel Prout PP


Parish Of Birth
Gragaugh, Co Tipperary (Diocese of Cashel)

Colleges Attended
Irish College, Paris France

Details Of Ordination
Irish College, Paris

Watergrasshill PP : 1806 – 25/7/1830

Fr. Daniel Prout, who was born in Gragaugh in the year 1757, achieved fame for an unusual reason – his name was assumed and used as a pen-name by another man after his death. Father Francis Mahony, author of the “Bells of Shandon” and many other fine poems, had been very friendly with Fr. Prout in his youth, when the old priest was P.P. of Watergrasshill, Co. Cork and adopted the name.
He was an uncle of Fr. John Barry
For a further insight into the life and times of Fr. Daniel Prout, P.P., c.f. (a) A history of the Diocese of Cork – from the Penal Era to the Famine, by Evelyn Bolster, p. 284 ff.
(b) Fr. Prout of Watergrasshill 1757 – 1830, by Watergrasshill Community Association (2006).

Date Of Death

Place Of Burial
Ballynalty Cemetery, Watergrasshill, Co. Cork

Associated Links
The Story of Father Prout by Michael Fitzgerald, Thurles
His nephew, Fr. John Barry