Anthony Kirwan (priest)

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Anthony La Touche Kirwan[1] was an eminent Irish Anglican priest.[2]

He was born into an ecclesiastical family, the son of the Very Rev. Walter Blake Kirwan, Dean of Killala from 1800 to 1805 [3] and educated at Trinity College, Dublin.

He was Dean of Kilmacduagh from 1839 to 1849; and then of Limerick from then until his death on 13 July 1868.[4]

He married Susan, the daughter of William Blacker, of Woodbrook, Wexford. Two of their daughters married Thomas William Anderson of Gracedieu, Co. Waterford. [5]


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  2. ^ “The book of dignities” Ockerley, H: London, W.H. Allen and Co., 1890
  3. ^ “Fasti ecclesiae Hibernicae : the succession of the prelates and members of the Cathedral bodies of Ireland” Cotton,H: Dublin Hodges 1848
  4. ^ ’Death of the Dean of Limerick’ Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Tuesday, July 14, 1868
  5. ^ Burke, Bernard. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland. 
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
John Thomas O'Neil
Dean of Kilmacduagh
Succeeded by
Joseph Aldrich Bermingham
Preceded by
William Higgin
Dean of Limerick
Succeeded by
Maurice Fitzgerald Day