Thomas Prior
 

 

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Thomas Prior 1681-1751

Born in Garrison, Rathdowney, County Laois. He was a friend of Bishop George Berkeley, who called Prior - the Promoter, Founder and Guardian of the Dublin Society (RDS). He also obtained the grounds for the Rotunda Lying-in Hospital. He was buried in the churchyard, Garrison, Rathdowney, Co Laois.