He was born on 10 July 1930, educated at The King's Hospital and Trinity College, Dublin and ordained in 1953. His first post was a curacy at St Mark’s Newtownards. He was later Rector of Dunlavin, then Drumcondra Church and finally (before his elevation to the Episcopate) Archdeacon of Dublin.
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Samuel Greenfield Poyntz
|Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross