Joseph Cunnane

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The Most Reverend
Joseph Cunnane
Archbishop of Tuam
Church Roman Catholic Church
Archdiocese Tuam
Appointed 31 January 1969
Term ended 11 July 1987
Predecessor Joseph Walsh
Successor Joseph Cassidy
Ordination 18 June 1939
Consecration 17 March 1969
Personal details
Born 5 October 1913
Knock, County Mayo, Ireland
Died 8 March 2001 (aged 87)
Tuam, County Galway, Ireland
Buried Tuam Cathedral Grounds, County Galway, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Denomination Roman Catholic
Alma mater St. Jarlath's College,
Maynooth College

Joseph Cunnane D.D. (5 October 1913 - 8 March 2001) was an Irish Roman Catholic Church clergyman who served as the Archbishop of Tuam from 1969 to 1987.[1]

Born in the parish of Knock in County Mayo,[1] he was educated at St. Jarlath's College, Tuam, and St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. He was ordained in 1939. Following postgraduate studies in Maynooth he was awarded a Doctorate of Divinity in 1941.

He was professor of Irish at St. Jarlath's from 1941 until 1958 when he was appointed to Balla, County Mayo. He moved to Clifden, County Galway in 1967. He was appointed archbishop of the Metropolitan see of Tuam in 1969 and retired from the post on 11 July 1987.

He died in 2001 and is buried in the grounds of Tuam Cathedral.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Archbishop Joseph Cunnane". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Death of Bishop Cunnane