James Donnelly (1822 - 1893):
Bishop, Roman Catholic
James Donnelly was born in Annahagh, County Monaghan, and was educated at Maynooth. In 1848 he was appointed to a professorship at St MacCartain's Seminary, and he spent four years from 1852 in America raising funds for the Catholic University. He became a professor in the Irish College in Paris, and in 1864 was consecrated Bishop of Clogher. He saw the completion of Monaghan Cathedral and the building of St MacCartain's Seminary and St Louis's Convent.