Dominic de Burgo

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Who is Dominic de Burgo?

Dominic de Burgo, Bishop of Elphin, 1629-1704.

De Burgo, or Burke, was a native of Craughwell, County Galway, listed by Hugh Fenning as Of the family of Cahirkinvonivy. He was professed at Athenry in 1648 and studied for six years in Segovia, later living in Pesaro, Treviso and Milan. He was listed as Definitor for Ireland at the General Chapter at Rome in 1670.

Consecrated bishop of Elpin at Ghent in 1671, he was disliked by Oliver Plunkett, who stated he was "extravagant, imprudent in word and deed." He was exiled in 1691, living in poverty with the Franciscans of St. Anthony's, Louvain, where he died on 1 January 1704.

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