CollectionPapers of Dr James Lynch, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin
Collection DescriptionJames Lynch (1807-1896) was born in Dublin to Joseph Lynch, M.D., and Mary Anne Scurlog. Dr Lynch studied for the priesthood at Maynooth and was ordained in 1833 for the Order of St Vincent de Paul, which merged with the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Fathers). He served as a Professor and Vice President of Vincentian College, Castleknock, Dublin for many years. In October 1858, Dr Lynch was appointed Rector of Irish College, Paris. He became Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of the Western District of Scotland in 1866 before being appointed Coadjutor to Dr James Walshe, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin (1803- 1888), in 1869. Dr Lynch became Bishop in 1888 following Dr Walshe’s death. Dr Lynch lived in Tullow, Co. Carlow, for much of his episcopal life. Dr Lynch died on 19 December 1896. (
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ReferenceBox Bp/13 File JL.1891/
Description08: 30 November 1891 SC Propaganda Fide to Bishop James Lynch, enquiry as to the nature of vows taken in Institute of Presentation of BVM. Case of Sr Ursula O'Callaghan of Kilkenny. Conflict with bishop of Ossory.

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Transferred by the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. The Delany Archive's reference code for this collection is KL/JL. A specific reference number precedes the description of the document. This is needed to call up the document.

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