Bishop of Killaloe

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The Bishop of Killaloe is an episcopal title which takes its name after the town of Killaloe in County Clare, Republic of Ireland.[1] In the Roman Catholic Church it remains a separate title, but in the Church of Ireland it has been united with other bishoprics.

History[edit]

The Diocese of Killaloe was one of the twenty-four dioceses established at the Synod of Rathbreasail in 1111. The boundaries of the diocese consisted of almost all of County Clare, the northern part of North Tipperary and the western part of County Offaly. Its Irish name is Cill-da-lua (Church of Lua), so named from St Mo Lua, an abbot who lived in the late the sixth century.[2] At the Synod of Kells in March 1152, Killaloe some lost territory when the dioceses of Kilfenora, Roscrea and Scattery Island were created.

Following the Reformation, there are now parallel Killaloe dioceses: one of the Church of Ireland and the other of the Roman Catholic Church.

In Church of Ireland

The pre-Reformation Cathedral Church of St Flannan, Killaloe continued as the Church of Ireland bishop's seat (cathedra).[3] The Church of Ireland title was united with Kilfenora in 1752, and again with Clonfert & Kilmacduagh in 1834. Since 1976, it has been part of the united bishopric of Limerick and Killaloe.[1]

In the Roman Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic bishop's seat is located at St Peter and St Paul Cathedral in Ennis, County Clare. The current bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe is the Most Reverend Kieran O'Reilly who succeeded on 18 May 2010.

Pre-Reformation bishops[edit]

Pre-Reformation Bishops of Killaloe
From Until Incumbent Notes
unknown 1098 Domnall Ua hÉnna I died 1 December 1098
dates unknown Gilla Pátrick Ua hÉnna
unknown 1131 Domnall Ua Conaing [A] translated to Cashel in 1131
c.1131 c.1137/38 Domnall Ua Lonngargáin [B] translated to Cashel circa 1137 or 1138
c.1138 1161 Tadg Ua Lonngargáin died in office
c.1161 1164 Donnchad mac Diarmata Ua Briain died in office
bef. 1179 1194 Constantín mac Toirrdelbaig Ua Briain died in office
1194 1195 Diarmait Ua Conaing died in office
bef. 1201 1216 Conchobhar Ua h-Énna died in office; also known as Cornelius
1216 unknown Domnall Ua h-Énna II elected 1216; confirmed by Pope Honorius III 1219; consecrated 1221; also known as Donatus
1217 1221/26 Robert Travers elected before 14 January 1217; consecrated after 14 January 1217; deprived 1221, and again May 1226
1231 1252 Domnall Ó Cennéitig elected before 1231; died before 1252; also known as Donatus
1253 1267 Ísóc Ó Cormacáin elected before 5 April 1253; appointed and consecration 23 June 1253; resigned before 10 November 1267; also known as Isaac
1268 1281 Mathgamain Ó h-Ócáin elected before 20 March 1268; died 12 August 1281; also known as Matthaeus
1281 1298 Mauricius Ó h-Ócáin elected 23 November 1281; died before October 1298
1299 1317 David Mac Mathghamna elected 7 January 1299; consecrated May 1299; died 9 February 1317; also known as David Mac Mahon
1317 1322 Tomás Ó Cormacáin I elected before 2 July 1317; died 31 July 1322
1323 c.1325 Brian Ó Coscraig elected before 1 August 1323; died circa 1325; also known as Benedictus
1326 1342 David Mac Briain elected before May 1326; appointed 25 May 1326; died 12 December 1342; also known as 'David of Emly'
? 1326 1334 Unatus O Heime possibly elected in 1326; died 1334; also may known as Uaithne Ó hÉnna
unknown 1354 Tomás Ó h-Ógáin died 30 October 1354
1355 1382 Tomás Ó Cormacáin II elected before May 1355; appointed 27 May 1355; died 1382
1389 1400 Mathghamhain Mág Raith appointed before August 1398; died before February 1400; also known as Matthaeus
1400 1421 Donatus Mág Raith, O.S.A. appointed before 8 February 1400; consecrated before 9 April 1400; died after August 1421
1409 Robert Mulfield, O.Cist. appointed 9 September 1409, but did not get possession; acted as a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Lichfield circa 1418 to 1440
1418 1431 Eugenius Ó Faoláin translated from Kilmacduagh; resident in a portion of the diocese; died before 24 July 1431
1423 1443 Thaddaeus Mág Raith I appointed 25 October 1423; consecrated after 5 November 1423; died before July 1443
1429 1443 Séamus Ó Lonnghargáin translated from Annaghdown 9 December 1429; consecrated circa December 1429; resigned circa July 1443
1443 1460 Donnchadh mac Toirdhealbhaigh Ó Briain appointed 26 July 1443; consecrated after 12 August 1443; died before August 1460
1460 1463 Thaddaeus Mág Raith II appointed 18 August 1460; consecrated 2 September 1460; died before May 1463
1463 1483 Matthaeus Ó Gríobhtha appointed 23 May 1463; consecrated after 7 July 1463; died circa September 1483
1483 1526 Toirdhealbhach mac Mathghamhna Ó Briain appointed 19 September 1483; died before August 1526; also known as Theodoricus or Thaddaeus
1526 1542 Séamus Ó Cuirrín appointed 24 August 1526; accepted royal supremacy 1539; resigned 5 May 1542; died before June 1554; also known as James O'Currin
Source(s):[1]

Post-Reformation bishops[edit]

Church of Ireland bishops[edit]

Church of Ireland Bishops of Killaloe
From Until Incumbent Notes
1546 c.1554 Cornelius O'Dea nominated by King Henry VIII 30 May 1546; consecrated 12 July 1546; died between 1568 and 1576
1554 1569 Turlough O'Brien [C] appointed bishop of both successions on 25 June 1554 when they were temporarily reunited under Queen Mary I; 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'[4]; died 1569; also known as Terence O'Brien
1570 1612 Murtogh O'Brien-Arra nominated 17 May 1570. Queen Elizabeth I ordered the revenues of the see to be allowed to him until he should be old enough to be consecrated. In 1575, the queen still considered he was too young. He resigned in 1612 and died 30 April 1632
1612 1632 John Rider nominated 5 July 1612; consecrated 12 January 1613; died 12 November 1632
1633 1646 Lewis Jones previously Dean of Cashel (1607–33); nominated 14 December 1632; consecrated 12 April 1633; died 2 November 1646; buried at St Werburgh's Church, Dublin
1647 1650 Edward Parry nominated 29 December 1646; consecrated 28 March 1647; died of the plague in Dublin 20 July 1650 and buried at St. Audoen's Church, Dublin.
1650 1660 See vacant
1660 1669 Edward Worth native of County Cork; nominated 7 August 1660; consecrated 27 January 1661; died in Hackney 2 August 1669 and buried at St Mildred's Church, Bread Street, London
1669 1675 Daniel Witter nominated 4 August and consecrated September 1669; died 16 March 1675
1675 1692 John Roan a Welshman; nominated 28 March and consecrated June 1675; died 5 September 1692 and buried in Killaloe Cathedral
1693 1695 Henry Rider nominated 13 May and consecrated 11 June 1693; died in Dublin 30 January 1696
1695 1713 Thomas Lindsay, D.D. nominated 12 February and consecrated 22 March 1696; translated to Raphoe 6 June 1713, and subsequently to Armagh 4 January 1714
1713 1714 Sir Thomas Vesey, 1st Baronet son of John Vesey, Archbishop of Tuam (1679–1716); nominated 11 May 1713 and consecrated 12 July 1713; translated to Ossory 28 April 1714
1714 1716 Nicholas Foster senior Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin; nominated bishop 7 October and consecrated 7 November 1714; translated from Killaloe to Raphoe.
1716 1739 Charles Carr, M.A. previously chaplain of the Irish House of Commons; nominated bishop 26 May and consecrated in June 1716; died in Dublin on 26 December 1739
1740 1742 Joseph Story, M.A. previously Dean of Ferns (1734–40); nominated 16 January and consecrated 10 February 1740; translated to Kilmore 29 January 1742
1742 1743 John Ryder, D.D. nominated 18 January and consecrated 21 February 1742; translated to Down and Connor 1 August 1743
1743 1745 Jemmett Browne previously Dean of Ross (1733–43); nomimated 29 August and consecrated 9 October 1743; translated to Dromore 16 May 1745
1745 1746 Richard Chenevix, D.D. nominated 26 April and consecrated 28 July 1745; translated to Waterford and Lismore 15 January 1746
1746 1752 Nicholas Synge, D.D. nominated 23 December 1745 and consecrated 26 January 1746; became Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora in 1752
In 1752, the Church of Ireland see became the united bishopric of Killaloe and Kilfenora.
Source(s):[1]

Roman Catholic succession[edit]

Roman Catholic Bishops of Killaloe
From Until Incumbent Notes
apptd.1539 Richard Hogan, O.F.M. appointed Apostolic Administrator of Killaloe (and Bishop of Clonmacnoise) 16 June 1539; died later in the same year
apptd.1539 Florence Kirwan, O.F.M. appointed Apostolic Administrator of Killaloe (and Bishop of Clonmacnoise) 5 December 1539; died circa 1555
apptd.1542 Dermot O'Brien appointed Apostolic Administrator of Killaloe 5 May 1542
1554 1569 Turlough O'Brien [D] appointed bishop of both successions on 25 June 1554 when they were temporarily reunited under Queen Mary I; died 1569; also known as Terence O'Brien
1569 1571 See vacant
1571 1576 Malachy O'Moloney appointed 10 January 1571; translated to Kilmacduagh 22 August 1576
1576 1616 Cornelius O'Mulrian, O.F.M. appointed 22 August 1576; died 1616; also known as Cornelius Ryan
1616 1619 See vacant
1619 1630 Malachy O'Queely appointed vicar apostolic to administer the see by Papal brief 30 August 1619; translated to Tuam 22 April 1630
1630 1651 John O'Mollony I appointed 12 August 1630; consecrated in November 1630; died October 1651
apptd. 1652 John O'Mollony II appointed vicar apostolic to administer the see by Papal brief 17 October 1652; afterwards became bishop in 1671
apptd. 1657 Denis Harty appointed vicar apostolic to administer the see by Papal brief 17 April 1657; also known as Dionysius Harty
apptd. 1666 John de Burgo formerly vicar apostolic of Cashel; appointed vicar apostolic to administer the see of Killaloe in 1666
apptd. 1668 Denis Harty (again) appointed vicar apostolic to administer the see of Killaoe again in August 1668
1671 1702 John O'Mollony II previously vicar apostolic of Killaloe; appointed bishop 26 May 1671; consecrated in March 1672; translated to Limerick 24 January 1698, although continued as Apostolic Administrator of Killaloe until his death on 3 September 1702
1702 1713 See vacant
1713 1729 Eustace Browne appointed 30 June and consecrated 16 August 1713; died circa 1729
1729 1739 Sylvester Lloyd, O.F.M. appointed 25 September 1729; translated to Waterford 29 May 1739
1739 1752 Patrick MacDonogh appointed 14 August 1739; died 25 February 1752
1752 Patrick O'Nachten appointed 12 May 1752, but was not accepted
1752 1753 Nicholas Madgett appointed 11 December 1752; consecrated 23 February 1753; translated to Ardfert and Aghadoe 23 February 1753
1753 1763 William O'Meara translated from Ardfert and Aghadoe 23 February 1753; died after 1763
1763 1765 See vacant
1765 1807 Michael Peter MacMahon, O.P. appointed 5 June and consecrated 4 August 1765; died 20 February 1807
1807 1828 James O'Shaughnessy appointed coadjutor bishop 23 September 1798; consecrated 13 January 1799; succeeded 20 February 1807; died 5 August 1828
1828 1836 Patrick MacMahon appointed coadjutor bishop 8 August and consecrated 18 November 1819; succeeded 5 August 1828; died 7 June 1836
1836 1851 Patrick Kennedy appointed coadjutor bishop 31 May 1835; consecrated 17 January 1836; succeeded 7 June 1836; died 19 November 1851
1851 1859 Daniel Vaughan appointed 30 March and consecrated 8 June 1851; died 29 July 1859
1859 1891 Michael Flannery appointed coadjutor bishop 6 July and consecrated 5 September 1858; succeeded 29 July 1859; died 19 June 1891
1891 1904 Thomas J. McRedmond appointed coadjutor bishop September 1889; consecrated 12 January 1890; succeeded 19 June 1891; died 5 April 1904
1904 1955 Michael Fogarty appointed 8 July and consecrated 4 September 1904; died 25 October 1955
1955 1966 Joseph Rodgers appointed coadjutor bishop 10 January and consecrated 7 March 1948; succeeded 25 October 1955; died 10 July 1966
1967 1994 Michael Anthony Harty appointed 28 September and consecrated 19 November 1967; died 2 October 1994
1994 2010 William (Willie) Walsh appointed coadjutor bishop of Killaloe on 21 June 1994; episcopal ordination 8 August 1994; succeeded 2 October 1994; retired 18 May 2010
2010 Present Kieran O'Reilly, S.M.A. episcopal ordination 29 August 2010;[5]
Source(s):[1]

Notes[edit]

  • There is some doubt as to whether Ua Conaing A and Ua Lonngargáin B were Bishop of Killaloe as well as Archbishop of Cashel at the time of their death.
  • C D Turlough O'Brien was bishop of both successions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 360–361, 396–398 and 434–435. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  2. ^ "History of the Diocese of Killaloe". Catholic Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "History of St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe". St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe. Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Episcopal ordination of Bishop Kieran O’Reilly

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