Edwin Owen

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Edwin Owen,

Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe
DioceseLimerick and Killaloe
Elected21 September 1976
Term ended6 January 1981
SuccessorWalton Empey
Consecration9 January 1972
Personal details
Born3 November 1910
Died2 April 2005 (aged 94)
DenominationChurch of Ireland
Previous postBishop of Killaloe and Clonfert

Edwin Owen (3 November 1910 – 2 April 2005) was an Anglican bishop in the Church of Ireland.

Owen was educated at The Royal School, Armagh and Trinity College, Dublin.[1] He was ordained in 1935[2] and was a curate at both Glenageary and Christ Church, Leeson Park, Dublin. He was a minor canon of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin and then chancellor’s vicar and finally succentor. From 1942 to 1957 he was the incumbent at Birr and then Dean of Killaloe Cathedral until 1972. He was elected as the Bishop of Killaloe and Clonfert on 1 December 1971 and was consecrated on 25 January 1972.[3] In 1976, the sees of Killaloe and Clonfert were united to those of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe, forming the current Diocese of Limerick and Killaloe, with Owen elected as Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe on 21 September 1976 and enthroned on 5 December 1976.[4] He retired on 6 January 1981.


  1. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 398.
  4. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 401.


  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X.; Byrne, F. J., eds. (1984). Maps, Genealogies, Lists: A Companion to Irish History, Part II. New History of Ireland. Volume XI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-821745-5.
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Henry Arthur Stanistreet
Bishop of Killaloe and Clonfert
Last appointment
New title Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe
Succeeded by
Walton Newcombe Francis Empey