James Keefe

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James Keefe
Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin
Province Dublin
Diocese Kildare and Leighlin
See Kildare
Appointed 1752
Term ended 1788
Predecessor Bishop James Gallagher
Successor Bishop Daniel Delany
Ordination by Bishop James Bernard Dunne
Personal details
Nationality Irish
Denomination Roman Catholic

Dr. James Keefe the founder of St. Patrick's, Carlow College, was Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin for over 35 years (1752-1787).[1] He lived most of his time at Tullow, Co. Carlow.

He was preceded by Bishop James Gallagher in 1737 and succeeded by Bishop Daniel Delany in 1787, who was his co-adjutor Bishop and also helped in the foundation of Carlow College.


  1. ^ "Carlow College adapts to changing times". The Irish Times. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 

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