Bernard Callan (1750 - 1804):
Bernard Callan was born in Farney, County Monaghan, and was educated in Antwerp. In 1780 he was appointed parish priest of the parishes of Inniskeen and Donaghmoyne, County Monaghan. He instigated the building of Drumcatton and Taplagh Churches. He was an Irish scholar and he commissioned an Irish prayer book in 1800. It was reprinted in 1819, 1825 and 1835, and was known as The Spiritual Rose. He composed both prose and poetry in Irish, English and Latin, and many of his manuscripts are in the Franciscan archives in Killiney.