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    Betagh, Thomas (1738-1811)

    O'Connor, Thomas (2004) Betagh, Thomas (1738-1811). In: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press.

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    Betagh, Thomas (1738-1811) jesuit, was born in Kells, Co. Meath into a family of tanners which had lost its lands in the Cromwellian Wars. When they moved to Dublin he attended John Austin's Jesuit school at Saul's Court where his academic abilities were recognised. He was sent, probably in 1752, to the Jesuit seminary at Pont-à-Mousson in Lorraine. He later taught languages and theology there. Ordained in 1762 he returned to Ireland in 1769 or 1770 and taught in Saul's Court.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Betagh, Thomas
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History
    Item ID: 376
    Depositing User: Thomas O'Connor
    Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2006
    Journal or Publication Title: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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