Educated at Trinity College, Dublin  and ordained in 1898, his first post was a curacy at St Matthew’s, Dublin. He was then Chaplain of the Female Orphan House, Dublin, the Principal of the Training College of Lusitanian Church, Headmaster of Kilkenny College, Vice Principal of the London College of Divinity, and finally, Chaplain and Headmaster of the The King's Hospital, Dublin before appointment to the episcopate. He became a Doctor of Divinity (DD).
- The Times, Saturday, October 03, 1931; pg. 15; Issue 45944; col C Obituary The Bishop Of Tuam
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|Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry
William Hardy Holmes