Father Padraig Flynn was the vicar for Hotten in 1980 and 1981. He appeared in a few episodes of Emmerdale Farm in 1980 and 1981. He visited Reverand Donald Hinton at the vicarage. Padraig lived in Hotten. In January 1981 he said he was dying of cancer. He was about 70 years old in 1981. He was played by Joseph O'Connor.
In late 1980 Father Flynn visited Donald Hinton at the vicarage in Beckindale.