Priest, Irish language activist, author, musician. Richard Henebry was born on 18th September 1863 at Mount Bolton, Portlaw, Co. Waterford.
When the National University of Ireland was founded in 1908 he was appointed professor of Irish in University College Cork. He was also one of the founders of Coláiste na Rinne.
He suffered from tuberculosis and the climate in America suited him. In December 1902 he travelled to Colorado Springs to stay with the Sisters of Charity at the Glockner Sanatorium.