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Delany, William (1835–1924), Jesuit priest and educationist, was born at Leighlin Bridge, co. Carlow, on 4 June 1835, the son of John Delany, baker, and his wife, Mary, née Brennan. He was the second of ten children, five of whom survived to maturity—two boys and three girls. His formal education was at the local primary school and, from 1845 to 1851, at ...