Hi, it is the boy from Barrystown, the most wily and devious of them all, a genius with intelligence greater than Einstein, erudite, eloquent, moves and talks with panache, scholarly, inspired and inspiring, historian supreme, a right boyo, a trainor of hurling teams, a marathon runner, blah, blah….One could write a thousand books, of a thousand pages each, and only be at the beginning of the challenge of describing my greatness. You could say the same about Tom Boyse, the two Toms etc as they shouted out when the Bard of Erin, Tom Moore, came to Bannow. Or is that three Toms or what?! From The Echo, the 6th of May 1950:– “New pastor of Bannow Father John O’Brien Most Rev. Dr Staunton, Bishop of Ferns, has appointed Rev. John O’Brien C. C., Gorey, to the pastoral charge of Bannow, vacant through the death of Very Rev. Matthew Keating.