Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe

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The Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (usually simply referred to as the Bishop of Ardfert) was an episcopal title which took its name after the village of Ardfert and townland of Aghadoe, both in County Kerry, Republic of Ireland.

History[edit]

The diocese of Ráith Maighe Deiscirt was one of the twenty-four dioceses established at the Synod of Rathbreasail in 1111 and was co-extensive with the kingdom of Iarmuman; which consisted all of County Kerry and a small part of County Cork.[1] The bishop's seat (Cathedra) was originally located at Rathass near Tralee, but by 1117, it had been moved to Ardfert Cathedral. At the Synod of Kells in 1152, the diocese lost some territory when the diocese of Scattery Island was established.

After the Reformation, there were parallel apostolic successions. In the Church of Ireland, the title continued until 1661 when it united with Limerick to form the bishopric of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe. The Roman Catholic Church title continued until 1952 when it changed its name to the bishopric of Kerry.

Pre-Reformation bishops[edit]

Pre-Reformation Bishops of Ardfert and Aghadoe
From Until Incumbent Notes
unknown 1117 Anmchad O h-Anmchada Died in office
bef. 1152 1161 Máel Brénainn Ua Rónáin Called Bishop of Kerry at the Synod of Kells in 1152; died 21 September 1161
unknown 1193 Domnall O Connairche Called Bishop of Iar Mumhan (West Munster); died in office
1197 1207 David Ua Duibdithrib Called Bishop of Iar Mumhan (West Munster); elected before 1197; confirmed in 1200 or 1201; died in office
unknown c.1217 (name not known) Died in office
1217 1224 John, O.S.B. Elected circa 1217; consecrated before 28 February 1218; acted as a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Canterbury; deprived by the Papal legate 18 June 1224; died 14 October 1245
1218 1235 Gilbertus Elected before 28 February 1218; confirmed after 16 July 1219; resigned after 24 April 1235
1236 1251 Brendán Elected after 6 December 1236; confirmed 17 November 1237; resigned 1 August 1251; died before 20 April 1252
1253 1256 Christianus, O.P. Elected before 23 February 1253; consecrated after 17 August 1253; died before 20 August 1256
1257 1264 Philippus Elected before 25 March 1257; consecrated 1257; died before 4 July 1264
1265 1286 Johannes Elected before 3 March 1265; died before 6 June 1286
1286 1288 Nicolaus Elected after 28 June 1286; died 14 March 1288
1288 1335 Nicol Ó Samradáin, O.Cist. Elected after 26 April 1288; died 1335
1331 (Edmund of Caermarthen, O.P.) Appointed and consecrated 24 September 1331, but did not get possession
1335 1347 Ailín Ó hEichtigihirn Elected circa 1335; provided and consecrated 18 November 1336; died 2 December 1347
1348 1372 John de Valle Elected before October 1348; provided 22 October 1348; died before October 1372
1372 c.1379 Cornelius Ó Tigernach, O.F.M. Appointed 22 October 1372; died circa 1379
1380 c.1404 William Bull Appointed in 1380; received temporalities from the king 14 February 1380; died circa 1404
1404 1405 Nicholas Ball Appointed before October 1404, but did not take effect; translated to Emly 2 December 1405
1405 (Tomás Ó Ceallaigh, O.P.) Appointed before 10 March 1405, but did not take effect; translated to Clonfert 11 March 1405
1405 1411 John Attilburgh, O.S.B. Appointed 10 March 1405; confirmed by Antipope Alexander V 25 October 1409 (in opposition to Nicholas FitzMaurice); died before January 1411; also known as John Artilburch
1408 1450 Nicholas FitzMaurice Appointed before 17 September 1408; confirmed by Antipope Pope John XXIII 27 January 1411; died before April 1450
1450 1451 Maurice Slack Appointed 30 January 1450; consecrated after 29 April 1450; died before January 1452
1452 1458 Mauricius Ó Conchobhair Appointed 26 January 1452; consecrated after 11 February 1452; died before September 1458
1458/88 1488 John Stack Appointed by Pope Pius II 18 September 1458; consecrated circa 1461; confirmed by Pope Sixtus IV 15 March 1488; died October 1488
1461 1475 John Pigge, O.P. Appointed by Pope Pius II 27 March 1461; resigned before 22 June 1473; translated to Beirut before 1475; also was rector of St Christopher, Threadneedle Street, London 1462–1483
1473/88 1495 Philip Stack Appointed by Pope Sixtus IV 26 June 1473, but set aside; provided again by Pope Innocent VIII 27 October 1488; died before November 1495
1495 1536 John FitzGerald Appointed 20 November 1495; died before May 1536
1536 1583 James FitzMaurice, O.Cist. Appointed 15 May 1536; papal nominee and recognised by the crown; in a letter of 12 October 1561, the papal legate Fr David Wolfe SJ described all the bishops in Munster as 'adherents of the Queen';[2] died 1583; also known as James FitzRichard, FitzRichard Pierce or FitzRichard Piers
Source(s):[3][4]

Post-Reformation bishops[edit]

Church of Ireland succession[edit]

Church of Ireland Bishops of Ardfert and Aghadoe
From Until Incumbent Notes
1588 c.1599 Nicholas Kenan Nominated 26 June 1588; letters patent 22 October 1588; died circa 1599
1600 1621 John Crosbie Nominated 2 October 1600; letters patent 15 December 1600; died September 1621
1621 1628 John Steere Translated from Kilfenora; nominated 8 December 1621; letters patent 20 July 1622; died May 1628
1628 1638 William Steere Nominated 21 July 1628; consecrated October 1628; died 21 January 1638
1641 1661 Thomas Fulwar Nominated 27 June 1641; consecrated 1641; translated to Cashel 1 February 1661
In 1661, the see became part of the united bishopric of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe
Source(s):[4][5]

Roman Catholic succession[edit]

Roman Catholic Bishops of Ardfert and Agahdoe
From Until Incumbent Notes
1591 c.1600 Micheal FitzWalter appointed 9 August 1591; died circa 1600
apptd. 1601 Michael Egan Appointed vicar apostolic to administer the see by papal brief 1 December 1601
c.1611 c.1650 Richard O'Connell Appointed as vicar apostolic circa 1611 and as bishop 16 September 1641; consecrated 10 June 1643; died circa 1650; also recorded as Rickard O'Connell
apptd. 1657 Moriarty O'Brien Appointed vicar apostolic to administer the see by papal brief 17 April 1657
apptd. 1700 Aeneas O'Leyne Appointed vicar apostolic to administer the see by papal brief 12 March 1700
1720 1739 Denis Moriarty Appointed 7 March 1720; died February 1739
1739 1743 Eugene O'Sullivan Appointed 24 April 1739; died 1743
1743 1753 William O'Meara Appointed in November 1743; translated to Killaloe 23 February 1753
1753 1774 Nicholas Madgett Translated from Killaloe 23 February 1753; died in August 1774
1775 1786 Francis Moylan Appointed 8 May 1775; translated to Cork 3 June 1787
1787 1797 Gerard Teehan Appointed 19 June 1787; died 4 (or 5) July 1797
1798 1824 Charles Sughrue Appointed 6 February 1798; consecrated 11 June 1798; died 29 September 1824
1824 1856 Cornelius Egan Appointed coadjutor bishop 4 April and consecrated 25 July 1824; succeeded 29 September 1824; died 22 July 1856
1856 1877 David Moriarty Appointed coadjutor bishop 18 February and consecrated 25 April 1854; succeeded 22 July 1856; died 1 October 1877
1878 1881 Daniel McCarthy Appointed 7 June and consecrated 25 August 1878; died 23 July 1881
1881 1889 Andrew Higgins Appointed 18 December 1881; consecrated 5 February 1882; died 1 May 1889
1889 1904 John Coffey Appointed 27 August and consecrated 10 November 1889; died 14 April 1904
1904 1917 John Mangan Appointed 8 July and consecrated 18 September 1904; died 1 July 1917
1917 1927 Charles O'Sullivan Appointed 10 November 1917; consecrated 27 January 1918; died 29 January 1927
1927 1952 Michael O'Brien Appointed 9 May and consecrated 24 July 1927; died 4 October 1952
On 20 December 1952, the diocese and bishopric changed its name to Kerry.
Source(s):[6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Dioceses of Ireland: Territorial History". RootsWeb. Retrieved 18 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Rigg, J.M. (1916–26). Calendar of state papers relating to English affairs : preserved principally at Rome in the Vatican archives and library. London - H M Stationery Office. p. 49, No. 108. 
  3. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 332–334. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  4. ^ a b Cotton, Henry (1851). The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies of Ireland. Fasti ecclesiae Hiberniae. Vol. 1, The Province of Munster (2nd Edition, corrected and englarged ed.). Dublin: Hodges and Smith. pp. 433–440. 
  5. ^ Fryde, ibid., p. 379.
  6. ^ Fryde, ibid., pp. 430–431.
  7. ^ "Diocese of Kerry". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 18 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "Diocese of Kerry". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 18 May 2009. 

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