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Marty, Father

The parish priest at Kilmacrenny, the only friend and confidant of Mrs. O’Hara and her daughter Kate. He was in part responsible for the friendship between Kate and Fred Neville, and insistent on their marriage.

"But justice for Ireland in the guise of wealthy English husbands for pretty Irish girls he desired with all his heart. He was true to his own faith, to the backbone, but he entertained no prejudice against a good looking Protestant youth when a fortunate marriage was in question"