Mudcat Café message #431013 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32544   Message #431013
Posted By: Big Tim
02-Apr-01 - 04:26 AM
Thread Name: Roddy McCorley: date of origin ?
Subject: RE: Roddy McCorley: date of origin ?
Yea, McG of H, I am well aware of that - there aren't many Catholics in NI with the first name of Samuel or Protestants called Shane or even, more innocuously, Paul. However I just used that line of thought as one of a few pieces of circumstancial "evidence" that Roddy may have been a Cath; the associations with Father Devlin, his mother's maiden name also being a Catholic one, in the old ballad "they swore me a Defender" (exclusively Cath secret society, forerunner of the Ribbonmen and of IRA). Also most McCorleys in NI today are Caths. Also the name is derived from the Gaelic" MacThoirdealbhaigh". As is Roddy from "Ruiadhri" - Rory. Roddy has trad been referred to as a Presby but I can only repeat what I said before, "where's the evidence". PS - I don't give a damn whether he was a Cath or a Presby. I'm only interested in the truth.