Roman Catholic Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin

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Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin
Dioecesis Kildarensis et Leighlinensis
Deoise Chill Dara agus Leithghlinne
Carlow-cathedral.JPG
The Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow.
Location
Country Republic of Ireland
Territory County Carlow, parts of counties Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Kilkenny, Wicklow and Wexford
Ecclesiastical province Province of Dublin
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dublin
Statistics
Area 1,608 sq mi (4,160 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
220,427
205,185 (93.1%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established United 29 November 1694
Cathedral Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow
Patron saint Kildare: St Brigid and St Conleth
Leighlin: St Lazerian
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Denis Nulty
Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin
Metropolitan Archbishop Diarmuid Martin,
Archbishop of Dublin
Emeritus Bishops James Moriarty,
Bishop Emeritus of Kildare and Leighlin
Map
The Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin within the Province of Dublin
The Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin within the Province of Dublin
Website
kandle.ie

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin (Irish: Deoise Chill Dara agus Leithghlinn) is a Roman Catholic diocese in eastern Ireland. It is one of six suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin and is subject to the Archdiocese of Dublin.[1][2][3] On 7th May 2013, the Most Reverend Denis Nulty was appointed bishop-elect of the diocese.

Geographic remit[edit]

The united diocese includes virtually all of County Carlow, most of County Kildare and parts of counties Offaly, Laois, Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow.[4]

History[edit]

These two dioceses continued to be separate from their foundation until 1678, when, owing to the extreme tenuity of the episcopal revenues, the bishopric of Leighlin was given in commendam by the Holy See to the Bishop of Kildare. The Cathedral Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located in the town of Carlow.

The see is currently Fr Denis Nulty. The previous Ordinary was the Most Reverend James Moriarty who is now bishop emeritus, was appointed by the Holy See on 4 June 2002 and installed in the cathedral on 31 August 2002.[5] He resigned the see on 22 April 2010.[6]

Deaneries and Parishes[edit]

The united Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin is divided into seven deaneries, each divided into a number of parishes or group parishes.[7]

Diocese Deanery Parishes or Group Parishes
Diocese of
Kildare and Leighlin
Deanery of Borris Borris
Graignamanagh
Leighlin
Muine Bheag (Bagenalstown)
Myshall
Paulstown
St. Mullin's
Deanery of Carlow Arless
Askea
Bennekerry
Carlow Cathedral
Doonane
Graiguecullen
Tinryland
Deanery of Kildare Allen
Balyna
Carbury
Curragh Camp
Kildare
Monasterevin
Rathangan
Suncroft
Deanery of Naas Caragh
Clane
Cooleragh & Staplestown
Kilcock
Kill
Naas
Newbridge
Sallins
Two-Mile-House
Deanery of Portarlington Clonaslee
Clonbullogue
Daingean
Edenderry
Emo
Killeigh
Mountmellick
Portarlington
Rhode
Rosenallis
Deanery of Portlaoise Abbeyleix
Ballinakill
Ballyadams
Ballyfin
Mountrath
Portlaoise
Raheen
Stradbally
Deanery of Tullow Ballon
Baltinglass
Clonegal
Clonmore
Rathvilly
Hacketstown
Tullow

Ordinaries[edit]

The following is a basic list of the Bishops of Kildare and Leighlin.[8][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  2. ^ Archdiocese of Dublin. Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
  3. ^ Kildare and Leighlin - Catholic Encyclopedia article
  4. ^ Kildare and Leighlin Diocese: The Diocese. Retrieved on 9 September 2009.
  5. ^ Kildare and Leighlin Diocese: Bishop. Retrieved on 9 September 2009.
  6. ^ Press Office of the Holy See
  7. ^ Kildare and Leighlin: Parishes. Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  8. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 432. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  9. ^ Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved on 9 September 2009.

http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/country/IE.htm  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company. 

Coordinates: 52°49′50.16″N 6°55′54.12″W / 52.8306000°N 6.9317000°W / 52.8306000; -6.9317000