Dean of Elphin and Ardagh

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St John the Baptist Cathedral, Sligo

The Dean of Elphin and Ardagh is based in St John the Baptist Cathedral, Sligo in the Diocese of Elphin and Ardagh within the united bishopric of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh of the Church of Ireland. The dioceses of Elphin and Ardagh were merged in 1841. The original cathedral of Ardagh, Co Longford had been destroyed by military action in 1496 and the original diocesan cathedral of Saint Mary’s, Elphin, Co Roscommon was damaged by a storm in 1957 and abandoned in 1961.

The current incumbent is The Very Reverend A Williams.

Deans of Elphin[edit]

  • ?–1587 Malachi O'Flanagan [1]
  • 1587 Thomas O'Heidegein [1]
  • 1591–1603 Thomas Burke [1]
  • 1603 Edward King (?later Bishop of Elphin 1611) [1]
  • 1606 Eriell O'Higgin [1]
  • 1613/–1633 John Evatt [1]
  • 1634 Richard Jones [1]
  • 1642–1648 Joseph Ware [1]
  • ?-1661 Edward Synge (afterwards Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe, 1661) [1]
  • 1661–1664 Clement Paman [1] (Poet)
  • 1664 Daniel Neyland [1]
  • 1665 Thomas Crofton [1]
  • 1683–1700 Anthony Cope (afterwards Dean of Connor, 1700) [1]
  • 1700–1723 Edward Goldsmith [1]
  • 1723–1739 Peter Mahon [1]
  • 1739–1757 Christopher Lloyd [1]
  • 1757–1768 James Dickson (afterwards Dean of Down)[1]
  • 1768–1778 Robert Bligh [1]
  • 1778–1794 John Barry [1]
  • 1794–1797 Francis Browne [1]
  • 1797–1848 John French [1]
  • 1848–1894 William Warburton [1]
  • 1894–>1900 Francis Burke
  • 1904 Alexander Major Kearney

Deans of Ardagh[edit]

Deans of Elphin and Ardagh[edit]

  • 1983–1991 Hugh Sterling Mortimer
  • 1992–1999 Stuart McGee
  • ?1999–?2004 David Griscome
  • 2004–present Arfon Williams

References[edit]