Benjamin Plunket

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Benjamin John Plunket was a 20th-century Anglican bishop.[1]

Plunket was the son of William Plunket, 4th Baron Plunket.[2] Born in Bray on 1 August 1870, he was educated at Harrow and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.[3][4] Ordained in 1896,[5] he began his career with a curacy at St Peter's Phibsboro.[6] He was then Rector of Aghade with Ardoyne and subsequently Vicar of St Ann’s, Dublin.[7] In 1913 he became Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry,[8] and in 1919 was translated to Meath. He retired in 1925,[9] and died on 26 January 1947.[10]


  1. ^ “A New History of Ireland” Moody, T.M; Martin, F.X; Byrne, F.J; Cosgrove, F. by Theodore William Moody, Francis X. Martin, Francis John Byrne, Art Cosgrove: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
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  3. ^ "Plunket, the Hon. Benjamin John (PLNT889BJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  6. ^ Church web-site (1)
  7. ^ Church website (2)
  8. ^ Ecclesiastical Intelligence. New Bishop Of Tuam. The Times Friday, Apr 11, 1913; pg. 4; Issue 40183; col F
  9. ^ The Times, Thursday, Dec 31, 1925; pg. 13; Issue 44157; col D Ecclesiastical News
  10. ^ The Times, Tuesday, Jan 28, 1947; pg. 7; Issue 50670; col E Obituary Bishop B. J. Plunket Protestantism In Ireland
Religious titles
Preceded by
James O'Sullivan
Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry
1913 – 1919
Succeeded by
Arthur Edwin Ross
Preceded by
James Bennett Keene
Bishop of Meath
1919 – 1925
Succeeded by
Thomas Gibson George Collins