William Walsh (archbishop of Dublin)
William Joseph Walsh
|Archbishop of Dublin |
and Primate of Ireland
|Successor||Edward Joseph Byrne|
|Other posts||Chancellor of the National University of Ireland|
|Ordination||22 May 1866 (Priest)|
|Consecration||2 August 1885 (Archbishop)|
|Birth name||William Joseph Walsh|
|Born||30 January 1841|
|Died||9 April 1921 (aged 80)|
|Buried||Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland|
|Denomination||Roman Catholic Church|
|Alma mater||Maynooth Seminary College|
William Joseph Walsh (30 January 1841 – 9 April 1921) served as the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin from 3 July 1885 until his death in 1921.
Early Life and Priestly Ministry
He was born at 11 Essex Quay in Dublin and educated locally at St. Laurence O’Toole Seminary School, Harcourt St, Dublin, the Catholic University of Ireland and St. Patrick's College, Maynooth where he became Professor of Theology in 1867. He was appointed vice-president of Maynooth in 1878 and president in 1880 until he was appointed Archbishop of Dublin.
Walsh was openly sympathetic to Irish nationalism, and an advocate of both Home Rule and agrarian land reform. It was his support for this movement, led by Michael Davitt, which made the Vatican honour Michael Logue in Armagh with the dignity of Cardinal in 1893 rather than Walsh in Dublin.
Walsh wrote: the following texts:
- A Plain Exposition of the Irish Land Act of 1881 (1881).
- The Queen's Colleges and the Royal University of Ireland (1883–1884).
- The Irish University Question (1897).
- Trinity College and the University of Dublin (1902).
- Trinity College and its Medical School (1906).
- Harmony of the Gospel Narratives of the Passion, Resurrection and Ascension of Our Blessed Lord (1907)
- Chancellors of the NUI – National University of Ireland website
- William Walsh (1885–1921) – Dublin Diocese website
|Catholic Church titles|
| Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland
3 July 1885 – 9 April 1921
Edward Joseph Byrne
| Chancellor of the National University of Ireland
1908 – 1921
Éamon de Valera