Gerald Molloy

(1834—1906) scientist and university principal

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Gerald Molloy was born in Mount Tallant House, near Dublin on 10 September 1834 and died suddenly on 1 October 1906 while on a visit to the Royal University of Aberdeen. He was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. Educated at Castleknock College and at Maynooth College, he was appointed Professor of Theology at Maynooth in 1857. In 1874 he resigned his chair at Maynooth to take up the Professorship of Natural Philosophy at the Catholic University in Dublin. He was a member of the senate of the Royal University of Ireland from 1882 to 1887 and again from 1890, becoming Vice-Chancellor of the university in 1903. His most noteworthy contribution to intellectual history was his Geology and Revelation (1870), compiled from articles that he had previously published in the Irish Ecclesiastical Record.


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