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John Brendan Keane
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Dan Paddy Andy: Matchmaker

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At a time when priests patrolled the narrow country lanes at night, searching with sticks and even with dogs, for courting couples, Dan Paddy Andy came in for ringing denunciations from the Church. A constant source of anecdotes, he lived by his wits and by his skill in repartee. It was in his later years that his fame spread far and wide.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Mercier Press (first published January 1st 1977)
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Aug 06, 2011 Alan added it
Recommended to me by an octagenarian Irish priest. I had read Keane's Durango before. This is a non-fiction book about a man who brought together 400 couples in an isolated farming area of North Kerry. Farmers married late in life and never got out enough to meet eligible partners. They didn't get married until the way was clear, that is sisters married off, younger brothers off to the city or America, and the ould folks taken care of. Then at 40 or so he could get down to the business of ...more
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