?1625-?93; b. Kilkenny, ed. Rome, ord. 1650; bishop of Waterford and Lismore, 1671; archb. of Cashel, 1671; tightened ecclesiastical discipline and remained in Ireland - uniquely - through 20 years of actual and threatened persecution, after Plunkett, the most remarkable priest of the penal era (See R. F. Modern Ireland, London: Allen Lane 1988.)
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P. Canon Power, ed. & annot., A Bishop of the Penal Times, Being Letters [&] Reports of John Brenan bishop of Waterford (1671-93) and archbishop of Cashel (1677-93) [Irish Historical Documents ; No. 3] (Cork UP 1932), 102pp.