Bernard Finegan

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Bernard Finegan
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Bernard Finegan (1837–1887) was an Irish prelate who briefly served in the Roman Catholic Church as the Bishop of Kilmore from 1886 to 1887. He was educated a Kilmore Academy.

Prior to his episcopal career, Finegan was the parish priest of Drumlane from March 1880 to May 1886. He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Kilmore by Pope Leo XIII on 10 May 1886 and the papal brief was dispatched on 18 May 1886.[1][2][3] Finegan's episcopal consecration took place on 13 June 1886; the principal consecrator was James Donnelly, Bishop of Clogher, and the principal co-consecrators were Thomas McNulty, Bishop of Meath and Bartholomew Woodlock, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise.[1][2][3]

Bishop Finnegan died in office on 11 November 1887, aged 50.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b c "Bishop Bernard Finnegan". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 437.
  3. ^ a b c Moody, Martin & Byrne 1984, A New History of Ireland, volume IX, p. 350.


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  • Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X.; Byrne, F. J., eds. (1984). Maps, Genealogies, Lists: A Companion to Irish History, Part II. A New History of Ireland. Volume IX. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-821745-5. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Nicholas Conaty
Bishop of Kilmore
Succeeded by
Edward MacGennis