William Henry Grattan Flood (1859 - 1928):
Musician and writer
William Grattan Flood was born in Lismore, County Waterford, and was educated at Mount Melleray and the Catholic University, where he graduated in music. He was organist at Thurles Cathedral, at Belfast Pro-Cathedral in 1879, and at Enniscorthy Cathedral in 1895. He was also Professor of Music at Clongowes, at Cotton College, Staffordshire, and at St Kieran's College, Kilkenny. He was created a Knight of St Gregory and in 1922, a Chevalier. He wrote prolifically and among his works are Stories of the Harp; Bagpipes; History of Enniscorthy and Ferns and a History of Irish Music which is a university textbook. He also edited Moore's Irish Melodies and Selected Airs of O'Carolan.