David Moriarty

(1814—1877) Roman Catholic bishop of Kerry

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(1814–77), Catholic bishop of Kerry from 1856 (coadjutor 1854–6), having earlier served as vice-rector of the Irish College in Paris and rector of All Hallows, Dublin, where he was a firm advocate of the Sulpician system of seminary education. A unionist, he opposed home rule and proclaimed that hell was not hot enough nor eternity long enough for the ‘godless’ Fenian leadership.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: European History.

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