Michael Kieran

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Michael Kieran (died 1869) was an Irish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland from 1866 to 1869.[1][2][3]

He was Parish Priest of Dundalk (1848–1869) and Dean of the Archdiocese of Armagh (1857–1866).[4] Following the death of Archbishop Joseph Dixon of Armagh, Kieran was Vicar Capitular of Armagh until elected archbishop by the Propaganda Fide on 30 July 1866.[1] The election was approved by Pope Pius IX on 30 September, and decreed on 6 November 1866.[1] He was consecrated at St. Patrick's Church, Dundalk by Cardinal Paul Cullen, Archbishop of Dublin on 3 February 1867.[1][2][3][4] As archbishop, Kieran made Dundalk his mensal parish.[4]

He died at his residence, Forthill, Dundalk, on 15 September 1869.[1][2][3] His remains are interred in front of Our Lady's altar in St. Patrick's Church, Dundalk.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e Brady 1876, The Episcopal Succession in England, Scotland and Ireland, volume 1, p. 232.
  2. ^ a b c "Archbishop Michael Kieran". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 416.
  4. ^ a b c d "Brief History of St. Patrick's, Dundalk". Retrieved 16 December 2011. 


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Joseph Dixon
Archbishop of Armagh
and Primate of All Ireland

Succeeded by
Daniel McGettigan