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James MacCaffrey (1875 - 1935):
Cleric, Roman Catholic and writer


James MacCaffrey was born in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone. He was educated at St McCarten's College, Monaghan and Maynooth. In 1899 he was ordained and then carried out research in Paris and at the University of Freiburg. He was a monsignor and President of Maynooth from 1918 until 1935. He was editor of Archivium Hibernicum. Among his publications are History of the Catholic Church in the Nineteenth Century; School History of the Catholic Church; History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French Revolution and an edition of The Black Book of Limerick.

Born: 1875
Died: 1935
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