Archbishop Dermot Clifford was born in Ballymacelligott, County Kerry in 1939. He attended St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, the Irish College, Rome, University College Cork, the London School of Economics and Loughborough University, England.
He was ordained a priest in Rome on 22nd February 1964 and ordained Coadjutor Archbishop of Cashel & Emly in Thurles, Co. Tipperary on 9th March 1986. He was installed as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly on 12th September 1988.
Archbishop Clifford is Chairman of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference's Department of Planning and Communications as well as Chairman of the Bishops’ Council for Research and Development.
He is also the fifth successor of Archbishop Croke as Patron of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and attends the All-Ireland Hurling and Football finals every year.
|Title of event||Morning prayer|
|Description of event||Morning prayer
|Date of event||Wednesday 13th June|
Photograph of Archbishop Dermot Clifford appears courtesy of the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference
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