Archbishop Mannix (1864-1963) of Melbourne, Australia, from Charleville, Co. Cork, attempted visit to Ireland 1920 refusal of British Government to allow him land, and later ‘Arrest’.

There is a document online of the congratulations to the new Rector of the Irish College, Rome c 1922 on his election.  They are an interesting snapshot of Irish Catholicism worldwide at one of its high points.  Some of the cables and letters contain detail such as the unhappiness of some of Archbishop Mannix’s clergy at his autocratic style.


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