Patrick Morrisroe

Patrick Morrisroe was consecrated bishop of Achonry in 1911. Very shortly afterwards he gave his attention to providing more facilities for the College. At the priests’ diocesan retreat held in the Cathedral in 1913, Dean Edward H. Connington proposed that all the priests of the diocese would pledge money for a new College building.


This motion was adopted and, two years later, it was also agreed that subsequently each priest prior to being offered a benefice in the diocese would pledge money to offset the debt on the proposed new College.