Patrick Mulligan

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Most Reverend Dr. Patrick Mulligan
Bishop of Clogher
Church Catholic Church
See Clogher
In office 18 January 1970 - 7 July 1979;
Predecessor Most Reverend Dr. Eugene O'Callaghan
Successor Most Reverend Dr. Joseph Duffy
Personal details
Born 9 June 1912
Droles, Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland
Previous post Archdeacon of Clogher

Patrick Mulligan (born 9 June 1912 - 21 January 1990) was the Roman Catholic Lord Bishop of Clogher in Ireland from 18 January 1970 until 7 July 1979, when he was succeeded by Joseph Duffy. He was born in Droles, Lisbellaw, County Fermanagh.[1] Mulligan died on 21 January 1990, aged 78 years and is buried in the grounds of St Macartan's cathedral, Monaghan.

He studied for the priesthood at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Mulligan was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Clogher in 1937. He was Diocesan Secretary for a period and also a teacher in St Macartan's College, Monaghan, and St Tiarnach's School in Clones. He became the first President of St. Michael's College (Enniskillen) in 1957, retiring from that position in the summer of 1966. In that year, he was appointed to the position of Archdeacon of Clogher and Parish Priest of Carrickmacross.[2]

He was appointed Bishop of Clogher on November 28, 1969 and ordained two months later on January 18, 1970. He was preceded by Eugene O'Callaghan who retired as bishop on November 28, 1969. During his term as bishop he oversaw the implementation within the diocese of many of the changes brought about by the Second Vatican Council. During his term three new churches and several schools were built in the diocese. He was a local historian and Irish language expert.

He was succeeded by Joseph Duffy, and during his retirement wrote a short History of the Diocese of Clogher and several articles for local historical journals as well as serving several terms as President of the Clogher Historical Society.

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  1. ^ Bishop Patrick Mulligan
  2. ^ The Fermanagh Story, Peadar Livingstone, L.W.N. Hall, Booksellers, Enniskillen, Fourth Edition

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Preceded by
Eugene O'Callaghan
Bishop of Clogher
1970 – 1979
Succeeded by
Joseph Duffy