John Charles McQuaid (1895 - 1973):
Archbishop, Roman Catholic
John McQuaid was born at Cootehill, County Cavan, and was educated at St Patrick's College, Cavan, Blackrock College, Clongowes and University College, Dublin. In 1924 he was ordained a priest in the Holy Ghost Order and seven years later became President of Blackrock College. From 1940 until 1972 he was Archbishop of Dublin. In 1941 he established the Catholic Social Welfare Conference, and in 1942 the Catholic Social Welfare Bureau from which he resigned in 1972. He opposed the Mother and Child Scheme of 1950 and the entry of Catholic students to Trinity College, Dublin.
||28 July 1895
||7 April 1973