Joseph Walsh (archbishop of Tuam)

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Joseph Walsh (1888–1972) was an Irish clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Tuam from 1940 to 1969.[1][2]

Born on 24 December 1888 in Newport, Ireland, he was ordained to the priesthood on 21 June 1914. He was appointed an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Tuam and Titular Bishop of Coela on 16 December 1937. His episcopal consecration took place on 2 January 1938. Two years later, he was appointed Archbishop of Tuam on 16 January 1940. He participated in all the four sessions of the Second Vatican Council, held between in 1962 and 1965.[1][2]

After twenty-nine years, he resigned on 31 January 1969 and was appointed Titular Archbishop of Tubernuca. He resigned the titular position in 1971, and died on 20 June 1972, aged 83.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c "Archbishop Joseph Walsh". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 444.


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 

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Catholic Church titles
New title Titular Bishop of Coela
Succeeded by
George Joseph Donnelly
Preceded by
Thomas Gilmartin
Archbishop of Tuam
Succeeded by
Joseph Cunnane
New title Titular Archbishop of Tubernuca
Succeeded by
Alberto Iniesta Jiménez