Diocese of Ossory

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The Diocese of Ossory is a diocese in Ireland in the Ossory region, established in the year AD 549.[1] Its territory corresponds to the medieval Kingdom of Ossory. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ossory continues as an independent diocese within the Roman Catholic Church headed by the Bishop of Ossory; in the Church of Ireland, it is grouped with Cashel, Waterford, Lismore, Ferns and Leighlin in the Diocese of Ossory and Cashel. Its patron saint is the first bishop of Ossory, Ciarán of Saighir.

List of bishops of Ossory[edit]

The following list of bishops as enscribed in St. Mary's Cathedral, Kilkenny, and listed on the diocese's website:[2]

  • St. Ciarán of Saigir (Kieran) (Feast date: March 5) According to his vitae, St. Ciarán was ordained to the episcopate by Pope Celestine I.
  • St. Carthage (Feast date: March 5)
  • St. Medran (Feast date: June 8)
  • St. Sedna (Feast date: March 10)
  • St. Muccine (Feast date: March 4)
  • St. Modomnoc (Feast date: February 13)
  • St. Aengus Lamoidan (Feast date: February 16)
  • St. Lachtin (Feast date: March 19)
  • St. Colman Ua Eirc (Feast date: April 22)
  • St. Cuillen (Feast date: April 22)
  • St. Bochonna (Feast date: January 13)
  • St. Finnech Duirn (Feast date: February 2)
  • St. Eochan (Feast date: April 18)
  • St. Killene Mac Lubne (d. 696)
  • Laidhgnen Mac Doinlanach (d. 739)
  • Tnuthgall (d. 771)
  • Mocoach (d. 788)
  • Cucathrach (d. 793)
  • Cothach (d. 812)
  • Fereoach (d. 814)
  • Conchobhar (d. 815)
  • Conmhach Ua Loichene (d. 826)
  • Inchalach (d. 832)
  • Anluan (d. 846)
  • Cormac Mac Eladhach (d. 867)
  • Ceran Departed (d. 868)
  • Sloidhedhach (d. 885)
  • Cormac (d. 907)
  • Fearchal (d. 919)
  • Fochartach (d. 941)
  • Colman (d. 948)
  • Confoelad (d. 951)
  • Donchadh (d. 971)
  • Fochartach (d. 1004)
  • Donchad Ua Celieachair (d. 1048)
  • Comhoran (d. 1066)
  • Ceallack Reamhar (d. 1079)
  • Ceallack Ua Caonhoran (d. 1108)
  • Donald (d. 1152)
  • Donat O Focharthach (d. 1178)
  • Felix O’Dullany (d. 1202)
  • Hugh De Rous (d. 1218)
  • Peter Halveisin (d. 1231)
  • Walter of Brackley (d. 1243)
  • Geoffrey De Turville (d. 1250)
  • Hugh De Mapilton (d. 1258)
  • Hugh (d. 1260)
  • Geoffrey St Leger (d. 1287)
  • Roger of Wexford (d. 1289)
  • Michael of Exeter (d. 1302)
  • William Fitz John (d. 1317)
  • Richard Ledred (d. 1360)
  • John (d. 1365)
  • William (d. 1369)
  • John of Tatenale (d. 1370)
  • Alexander Petit (d. 1386)
  • Richard Northalis (d. 1395)
  • Thomas Peverell (d. 1398)
  • John Walthan (d. 1399)
  • John Griffin (d. 1400)
  • John (d. 1400)
  • Roger De Appleby (d. 1404)
  • John (d. 1405)
  • Thomas Snell (d. 1416)
  • Patrick Ragged (d. 1421)
  • Denis O'Dea (d. 1427)
  • Thomas Barry (d. 1460)
  • David Hackett (d. 1471)
  • John O’Hedayn (d. 1487)
  • Oliver Cantwell (d. 1527)
  • Milo Baron (d. 1550)
  • John O’Thonory (d. 1565)
  • Thomas Strong (d. 1601)
  • David Rothe (d. 1650)
  • James O’Phelan (d. 1695)
  • William Daton (d. 1712)
  • Malachy Dulany (d. 1731)
  • Patrick O’Shea (d. 1736)
  • Colman O’Shaugnessy (d. 1748)
  • James Dunne (d. 1758)
  • Thomas De Burco (d. 1776)
  • John Thomas Troy (d. 1786)
  • John Dunne (d. 1789)
  • James Lanigan (d. 1812)
  • Kyran Marum (d. 1827)
  • William Kinsella (d. 1845)
  • Edward Walsh (d. 1872)
  • Patrick Francis Moran (d. 1884)
  • Abraham Brownrigg (1884 to 1923)
  • James Downey (1922 to 1927)
  • Patrick Collier (1928 to 1964)
  • Peter Birch (1964 to 1981)
  • Laurence Forristal (1981 to 2007)
  • Seamus Freeman (2007 to present)

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