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Born in Dublin, Plunket was educated at Cheltenham College and Trinity College, Dublin before being appointed chaplain and private secretary to his uncle, the Bishop of Tuam, in 1857, a post he held for seven years. The following year, he became Rector of Kilmoyan and Cummer in County Galway, and in 1863 he married Anne Lee Guinness, daughter of Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness.
In 1876, Lord Plunket (as he became on succeeding his father in 1871) was consecrated Bishop of Meath, and in 1884 he was finally appointed Archbishop of Dublin, an office he held until his death. He was Dean of Christ Church Cathedral from 1884 until 1887.
Richard Chenevix TrenchArchbishop of Dublin
1884-1897 Succeeded by
Joseph Ferguson Peacocke Peerage of the United KingdomPreceded by
John Plunket Baron Plunket
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