|The Most Reverend|
|4th Roman Catholic Archbishop|
Archbishop Clune at Fremantle wharf (1927)
|Diocese||Archdiocese of Perth|
|Installed||28 August 1913|
|Term ended||24 May 1935|
|Other posts||Bishop of Perth (1910 – 1913)|
|Ordination||24 June 1886 (Priest)|
|Consecration||17 March 1911 (Bishop)|
|Birth name||Patrick Joseph Clune|
6 January 1864|
Ruan, County Clare, Ireland
24 May 1935 (aged 71)|
Perth, Western Australia
|Buried||Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth|
|Denomination||Roman Catholic Church|
|Occupation||Roman Catholic bishop|
|Alma mater||All Hallows College, Dublin, Ireland|
Patrick Joseph Clune, DD CSsR, (6 January 1864 in Ruan, County Clare, Ireland – 24 May 1935 in Perth, Western Australia), an Australian metropolitan bishop, was the fourth Roman Catholic Bishop of Perth and first Archbishop of Perth. Clune served continuously in these roles from 1910 to 1935.
Early years and background
Clune was educated in Ruan and at St Flannan's College in Ennis. In 1879 he entered the Catholic Missionary All Hallows College in Dublin to study for the priesthood. He was ordained in 1886, aged 22. His first appointment was to St Patrick's College, Goulburn in New South Wales.
He professed vows as a member of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) on 13 September 1894.
Bishop and archbishop of Perth
Prior to December 1920, Archbishop Clune acted as an intermediary between David Lloyd George and the Irish leaders during the Irish War of Independence.; he had a strong personal interest in the outcome since his nephew Conor Clune had been executed by the British in what seems to have been a case of mistaken identity.
- "Archbishop Patrick Joseph Clune, C.Ss.R." The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. 20 February 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
- Bourke, D. F. "Clune, Patrick Joseph (1864–1935)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
- Ainsworth, John S. (2000). British Security Policy in Ireland, 1920-1921: A Desperate Attempt by the Crown to Maintain Anglo-Irish Unity by Force. Proceedings 11th Irish-Australian Conference, Murdoch University, Perth. p. 5.
- Winship, John A (2010). Our cathedral : a history of St Mary's Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia (paperback). Perth, Western Australia: Archdiocese of Perth. p. 240. ISBN 978-1-453-75519-8.
|Catholic Church titles|
| 4th Catholic Bishop of Perth
1910 – 1913
| 1st Catholic Archbishop of Perth
1913 – 1935