Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe

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Diocese of Killaloe
Dioecesis Laoniensis
Deoise Chill Dalua
EnnisCathedral.jpg
The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul
Location
Country Republic of Ireland
Territory Parts of counties Clare, Laois, Limerick, Offaly and Tipperary
Ecclesiastical province Province of Cashel
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly
Statistics
Area 1,747 sq mi (4,520 km2)
Population
- Catholics

114,525
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 1111
Cathedral St Peter and St Paul's Cathedral, Ennis
Patron saint St Flannan
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Kieran O'Reilly,
Bishop of Killaloe
Metropolitan Archbishop Dermot Clifford,
Archbishop of Cashel and Emly
Vicar General Msgr. Michael Sheedy Msgr. Pat Malone
Emeritus Bishops Willie Walsh,
Bishop of Killaloe
Map
The Diocese of Killaloe within the Province of Cashel
The Diocese of Killaloe within the Province of Cashel
Website
killaloediocese.ie

The Diocese of Killaloe (Irish: Deoise Chill Dalua) is a Roman Catholic diocese in mid-western Ireland. It is one of six suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Cashel (also known as Munster) and is subject to the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly.[1] The incumbent Ordinary, Kieran O'Reilly, received episcopal ordination on August 29th 2010.[2] The cathedral church of the diocese is Ss Peter and Paul Cathedral.

Parishes[edit]

The Diocese is divided into a number of parishes or group parishes. Most are located in County Clare, followed by County Tipperary. There are five parishes in County Offaly, one group parish in County Laois and one parish in County Limerick.[3]

Diocese Town / County Parishes or Group Parishes
Diocese of Killaloe Parishes in the town of Ennis  · Ennis Cathedral
 · St. Joseph’s
 · Cloughleigh
 · Franciscan Friary
Parishes in County Clare  · BallynacallyLissycasey
 · Bodyke–Tuamgraney
 · Broadford
 · Carrigaholt & Cross
 · Clarecastle
 · Clonlara
 · Cooraclare & Kilmurry McMahon
 · Corofin
 · Crusheen
 · Doonbeg (Killard) & Kilkee
 · Doora Barefield
 · Dysart & Ruan
 · Feakle
 · InaghKilnamona
 · Killanena–Flagmount
 · Kildysart
 · Killaloe
 · Killimer & Kilrush
 · Kilmihil
 · Milltown Malbay
 · Mountshannon
 · Mullagh
 · Newmarket-on-Fergus
 · O'Callaghans Mills
 · Ogonnelloe
 · Quin
 · Scariff
 · Shannon
 · Sixmilebridge
 · Tubber, (Kilkeedy)
 · Tulla
Parishes in County Tipperary  · Bournea
 · Borrisokane
 · Cloughjordan
 · Lorrha
 · Nenagh
 · Portroe
 · Puckane
 · Roscrea
 · Silvermines
 · Templederry
 · Terryglass
 · Toomevara
 · Youghalarra
Parishes in County Offaly  · Birr
 · Dunkerrin
 · Kilcolman
 · Kinnitty
 · Shinrone
Parish in County Laois  · Kyle & Knock.
Parish in County Limerick  · Castleconnell.

Ordinaries[edit]

Main article: Bishop of Killaloe

The following is a basic list of bishops from 1807 to the present day.[4]

  • James O'Shaughnessy (1807 – 1828)
  • Patrick Kennedy (1836 – 1851)
  • Daniel Vaughan (1851 – 1859)
  • Michael Flannery (1859 – 1891)
  • Thomas J. McRedmond (1891 – 1904)
  • Michael Fogarty (1904 – 1955)
  • Joseph Rodgers (1955 – 1966)
  • Michael Harty (1967 – 1994)
  • William (Willie) Walsh (1994 – 2010)
  • Kieran O'Reilly (2010 – Present)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diocese of Killaloe. Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  2. ^ Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Kieran O'Reilly
  3. ^ Parishes. Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  4. ^ 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. 434–435. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°50′55.73″N 8°59′22.71″W / 52.8488139°N 8.9896417°W / 52.8488139; -8.9896417