Young William John Burke spent two years at St. Jarlath’s of Tuam, in preparation for entering St. Patrick’s Seminary at Maynooth. A diligent student he was readily accepted to the institution and began his studies in 1825. Below is his matriculation, or qualifying exam record. The entry contains the following information:
Name: William Burke
Entered Maynooth: 25.8.1825
Ordained: 1828 (Subdeacon) & 1830 (Priest).
Larry O’Neill (photography)
Audrey Kinch, Library Assistant at Special Collections: Russell Library & JPII Library. St Patrick’s College, Maynooth
Yorkshire Gazette 02 June 1855