Saturday, March 17, 2007

Ireland's Residential Cardinals (Part VI)

John Cardinal D'Alton


October 11, 1882, Claremorris, Ireland.


Holy Cross College, Cloniffe; The Royal University, Dublin; Pontifical Urbanian Athenaeum "De Propaganda Fide," Rome; University of Oxford, Oxford; Cambridge University, Cambridge; National University, Dublin.

Pre-Episcopal Career

Ordained, April 18, 1908. Further studies, 1908-1910. Faculty member of the National Seminary, Maynooth, 1910-1942; rector, 1936-1942. Member of the academic senate; and vice-chancellor, National University, Dublin, 1912-1924. Domestic prelate of His Holiness, June 27, 1938.

Episcopal Career

Elected titular bishop of Binda and appointed auxiliary of Meath, with right of succession, April 25, 1942. Consecrated, June 29, 1942, chapel of Saint Patrick`s College, Maynooth, by Cardinal Joseph MacRory, archbishop of Armagh and primate of Ireland, assisted by Edward Mulhern, bishop of Dromore, and by William MacNeely, bishop of Raphoe. Transferred to the see of Meath, June 16, 1943. Promoted to the primatial and metropolitan see of Armagh, June 13, 1946.


Created cardinal priest in the consistory of January 12, 1953; received the red hat and the title of S. Agata dei Goti, deaconry elevated pro illa vice to title, January 15, 1953. Participated in the conclave of 1958. Attended the first session of the Second Vatican Council, 1962.


February 1, 1963, Dublin. Buried, grounds of St. Patrick's metropolitan cathedral, Armagh.

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