John Keily

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The Right Reverend
John Keily
Bishop of Plymouth
Province Southwark
Diocese Plymouth
Installed 21 April 1911
Term ended 23 September 1928
Predecessor Charles Maurice Graham
Successor John Patrick Barrett
Ordination 6 May 1877
Consecration 13 June 1911
Personal details
Born 23 June 1854
Died 23 September 1928 (aged 74)
Nationality Irish
Denomination Roman Catholic

John Joseph Keily (1854–1928) was an Irish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.[1]

The son of Bartholomew and Margaret Keily,[2] he was born on 23 June 1854 in Limerick, Ireland. He was ordained a priest on 6 May 1877 before being elevated to the episcopate as Bishop of Plymouth on 21 April 1911, a post he held until his death on 23 September 1928.[1]

St Boniface's Catholic College in Plymouth has a House named after him.

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  1. ^ a b "John Joseph Keily". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Keily, John", Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007, accessed 13 March 2011