Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Tombstone Tuesday: The Very Reverend Daniel William Cahill, D.D.
Daniel William Cahill, D.D. (Doctor of Divinity), a Catholic Priest, was born in 1796 in Queen's County, Ireland. After completing studies at Maynooth, he was ordained, and for a time served as a professor in Carlow College. He was a noted orator and lecturer in Chemistry and Astronomy, the author of many pamphlets, and for a brief period, the editor of a Dublin newspaper. He removed to the United States, and died in Boston 28 October 1864. In 1885 his remains were returned to Ireland, and interred in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. In 1887, as a symbol of grateful recognition of Doctor Cahill's service to Ireland, his compatriots erected this statue over his grave.
Copyright© J.Geraghty-Gorman 2011.
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Reference for Cahill bio:
O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation, Murphy & McCarthy, Dublin, 1923.