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Very Rev. Patrick Lennon DD was an Irish priest who served as Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin.

Patrick Lennon was born in 1914 at Borris, Co. Carlow both his parents were primary school teachers. He was educated locally and at Ring College, Rockwell College and Knockbeg College.[1]

He went to Maynooth College in 1931 to study for the priesthood and was ordained there in 1938, pursuing postgraduate studies he obtained a doctorate in divinity with a thesis on the Eucharist.[2]

In 1940 he went to Carlow College where he was appointed Professor of Moral Theology, he was to stay at Carlow for the next 26 years, becoming Vice-President in 1949 and subsequently President of St. Patrick's Carlow, College from 1956 until 1966.

He was appointed auxiliary Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin (Titular Bishop of Vina) and parish priest of Mountmellick, Co. Laois in July 1966, and in September 1967 Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin. He retired on December 10, 1987.

He was Patron of the Old Carlow Society.[3]

He died in a car accident in Kill, Co. Kildare on January 12, 1990.[2]

References

  1. Bishop Patrick Lennon, Sean Lemass and Eamon de Valera, 1968 Delany Archive, FLickr Account
  2. 2.0 2.1 Obituary Bishop Patrick Lennon Carlovian (Journal of the Old Carlow Society) 1990/1991 No. 38
  3. Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society
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