Death of Dr Conway, ex Bishop of Elphin


THE death has taken palace of Dr Dominic Conway, who retired as Bishop of Elphin in 1994. Dr Conway was 78 years old and was Bishop of Elphin for 23 years.

Since then, as Bishop Emeritus, Dr Conway served as hospital chaplain in Sligo and maintained an interest in the missionary church, having been in Africa between 1943 and 1948 with the Kiltegan Fathers.

Dr Conway was born in Longford and was educated at Summerhill College, Sligo, the Pontifical Lateran University, the Pontifical Gregorian University and University College, Dublin. He was ordained in 1941.

In 1951, he was appointed spiritual director to the Irish College in Rome and in 1965 he was appointed Rector, and also Procurator for the Kiltegan Fathers and Postulator for the Cause of the Irish Martyrs. He was a Papal envoy to Nigeria during that country's civil war and secretary of the Pontifical Work for the Propagation of the Faith.