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Miler Magrath (c.1523 - 1622):
Archbishop, Church of Ireland


Miler Magrath was born in County Fermanagh. He was a Franciscan friar and spent time in Rome before he was appointed Bishop of Down and Connor in 1567. On entering the Church of Ireland in he was then appointed Anglican Bishop of Clogher in 1569 and Archbishop of Cashel and Bishop of Emly in 1571, at the same time continuing to be papal Bishop of Down until 1580, when he was decried for heresy. In 1581 he added to this the bishoprics of Lismore and Waterford, which he later exchanged for Achonry and Killala. It is said that in 1604 he held four bishoprics and seventy parishes and had two wives and many children. He reputedly gave refuge to Catholic priests. He attended parliament in Dublin in 1613. He is buried in Cashel Cathedral under a monument erected by himself.

Born: c.1523
Died: 14 November 1622
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