Rev. Dr. Betagh

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Betagh, Rev. Dr., a distinguished Catholic clergyman, was born about 1737. After being educated abroad, and residing both at Paris and Metz as a professor for many years, he returned to Ireland and was appointed parish priest of SS. Michael and John's, Dublin, and Vicar-General of the diocese. He made many and great efforts for the good of his people, establishing a free evening school for about 330 boys, and otherwise advancing education. He died, greatly beloved, 16th February 1811, aged 74; and his remains were followed to their resting place in St. Michan's churchyard by a multitude of mourners.

Sources

338. Walker's Hibernian Magazine (1811). Dublin, 1771-1811.
Walker, Joseph C, see Nos. 20, 108.

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