CollectionPapers of Dr Patrick Foley, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin
Collection DescriptionDr Patrick Foley (1858-1926) was born at Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow. He studied at both the Lay College and Seminary, Carlow College, St Patrick’s. He was ordained in 1881 and was immediately appointed professor at Carlow College. In 1886, he was appointed College Vice President, and became President in 1892. Dr Foley was appointed Coadjutor Bishop to Dr James Lynch, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin, in 1895, and became Bishop the following year after Dr Lynch’s death. Dr Foley held various positions external to the Diocese; he was appointed as a Commissioner of National Education in 1905, and to the board of the National University of Ireland in 1908. Dr Foley died in 1926 and is buried in the grounds of the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow.
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ReferenceBox Bp/18 File PF/1922/

08: 22 February 1922 Bishop T. O'Dea, Galway to Bishop Patrick Foley, teacher training, nuns at university, the labour movement, the Pearse study group, Nurses' Unions criticise Bishop of Killaloe.

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Transferred by the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. The Delany Archive's reference code for this collection is KL/PF.

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Repository NameDelany Archive
AddressDelany Archive Trust Carlow College St Patrick’s College Street Carlow
EircodeR93 A003
Telephone(059) 915-3200
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CommentWe are grateful to The Delany Archive's archivist Bernie Deasy for her assistance.