(1768–1852). As curate of Arklow, Co. Wicklow, he narrowly escaped death at the hands of government forces in the insurrection of 1798. He became Catholic archbishop of Dublin in 1823, having served from 1809 as coadjutor to the increasingly infirm Troy. He continued his predecessor's work of institutional reform and expansion, but his willingness to seek accommodation with the government, and particularly his acceptance of the national schools and Queen's Colleges, earned him the hostility of more militant colleagues, notably MacHale.
From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.
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