publication . Thesis . 2009

Bishop Thomas Lewis O’Beirne and his church-building programme in the diocese of Meath 1798-1823

Gallagher, Mary Caroline;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2009
  • Country: Ireland
The first quarter of the nineteenth century was a time of great change and uncertainty in Ireland. The rebellion of 1798 was followed in 1801 by the Act of Union, which brought about legislative and ecclesiastical union from Britain. If the Church of Ireland was ever to make a success of its mission in-Ireland, it was in these early years of the nineteenth century. On the eve of this opportunity Thomas Lewis O’Beime, an Irish convert and former Roman Catholic seminarian, was translated from the diocese of Ossory to Hie see of Meath. Availing of compensation monies, ecclesiastic bursaries and gifts or loans from the trustees of the Board of First Fruits, the bish...
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