Michael Slattery (priest)

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The Most Reverend
Michael Slattery
Archbishop of Cashel & Emly
Church Roman Catholic Church
Archdiocese Cashel and Emly
Appointed 10 December 1833
Term ended 4 February 1857
Predecessor Robert Laffan
Successor Patrick Leahy
Orders
Ordination 1809
Consecration 24 February 1834
by John Murphy, Bishop of Cork
Personal details
Born circa 1784
Tipperary
Died 4 February 1857
Thurles
Nationality Irish
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous post President of the St. Patrick's College, Maynooth
Alma mater

Michael Slattery (1783–1857) was a Roman Catholic clergyman who served as the Archbishop of Cashel & Emly from 1833 to 1857.[1][2]

He was born at Tipperary Town in Ireland in 1783,[2] and was educated at the Abbey School there. He entered Trinity College, Dublin when only fifteen years of age, one of the first Catholics to do so, eventually earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then decided to become a Roman Catholic priest, and was enrolled at the St. Patrick's, Carlow College. He was ordained in 1809,[2] and continued at Carlow as a professor of philosophy and of Moral Theology.[1]

As a priest, Father Slattery served the parishes of Ulla in County Limerick for two years, and Borrisoleigh in County Tipperary for over twenty years.

In 1832 he we elected president of the St. Patrick's College, Maynooth and served for two years.[1]

He was a moderate Nationalist and supported Daniel O'Connell, but also spoke out against more militant nationalism.[3]

He was elected to succeed Archbishop Robert Laffan as head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly later that year, and was installed at Thurles Cathedral on 24 February 1834.[1][2]

In 1842 Slattery established a foreign mission department in St. Patrick's College, Thurles.

Archbishop Slattery died at Thurles on 4 February 1857.[1][2]

The Michael Slattery Lecture Series[edit]

The Michael Slattery Lectures series is held by Carlow College in association with Trinity College Dublin, recognising his connection to both institutions. Participants from the Departments of History, English, History of Art and Architecture from Trinity and the Humanities Department at Carlow College attend.[4]

  • Re-interpreting Rebellion in Irish History, The Michael Slattery Lectures, 2008.[5]
  • Irish Reputations, The Michael Slattery Lectures, 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Brady, W. Maziere (1876). The Episcopal Succession in England, Scotland and Ireland, A.D. 1400 to 1875. Volume 2. Rome: Tipografia Della Pace. p. 30. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Archbishop Michael Slattery". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Paul Cardinal Cullen and the shaping of modern Irish Catholicism By Desmond Bowen
  4. ^ "Irish Reputations" - The Michael Slattery Lectures, 2009, Carlow College, 2009
  5. ^ Trinity lecture series begins in Carlow College Carlow Nationalist, Wednesday, 2 January 2008


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Robert Laffan
Archbishop of Cashel and Emly
1833–1857
Succeeded by
Patrick Leahy