John Joseph Clancy (bishop)

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The Most Reverend John Joseph Clancy (1856–1912) was an Irish Roman Catholic clergyman who served as the Bishop of Elphin from 1895 to 1912.[1][2]

He was born on 23 December 1856 in Sooey, County Sligo, Ireland. He was educated at Marist College in sligo and Summerhill College, in 1876 he went to Maynooth College to study for the priesthood.[3] He went on to become professor of English Literature and French at Maynooth. He was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Elphin and Titular Bishop of Achantus on 12 January 1895. He succeeded as the Diocesan Bishop of Elphin on 8 February 1895 and ordained bishop on 24 March 1895. He died in office on 19 October 1912, aged 55 years old.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Bishop John Joseph Clancy. Catholic Hierarchy website. Retrieved 4 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 428. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  3. ^ Elphin Diocese
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Laurence Gillooly
Bishop of Elphin
Succeeded by
Bernard Coyne