Collection: Papers of Dr Michael Corcoran, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin

Collection DescriptionDr Michael Corcoran (c 1758-1819) was a native of Co. Laois and educated in Paris. He served as parish priest of both Balyna (1798-1802) and Kildare (1802-1815), both Co. Kildare. Dr Corcoran was appointed Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin in March 1815, succeeding Dr Daniel Delany who died in July 1814. Fr Arthur Murphy, parish priest, Kilcock, Co. Kildare, had been appointed to succeed Dr Delany in September 1814 but declined the position. Dr Corcoran’s health declined during his episcopate and he died in Tullow on 22 February 1819, where he is buried in the parish church. (
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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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