Collection: Papers 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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Repository: Delany Archive

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.

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