William Barry

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William Barry (1926 - 1929)

Born in Middleton, Co. Cork, Ireland in 1872, of a family from which four other brothers also became priests. He studied at All Hallows, Dublin, and St. Colman’s College, Fermoy. 

He was ordained in 1898. Arriving in Australia later that year he was appointed to the staff of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, where he remained for 12 years.

He was consecrated Coadjutor to the See of Hobart on 31st August, 1919, and succeeded Archbishop Delany in 1926.

During his short term of office he visited all parts of Tasmania to give missions and plan expansion of the Church into the more remote areas. 

He died on 13th June, 1929.