Fargal O'Reilly

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Fargal O'Reilly (or Farrell O'Reilly; died 1829) was an Irish Roman Catholic prelate who served as the Bishop of Kilmore from 1807 to 1829.

A native of the parish of Bailieborough in County Cavan, Ireland,[1] he was the parish priest of Drumlane from 1790 to 1807. He was elected Bishop of the Diocese of Kilmore by the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith on 4 October 1806[2] and was confirmed by Pope Pius VII on 14 December 1806.[2][3] O'Reilly's papal brief to the See of Kilmore was dated 16 January 1807 [2][3][4] and was consecrated on 24 August 1807 by the Most Reverend Richard O'Reilly, Archbishop of Armagh.[3][4][5]

He died in office on 30 April 1829,[3][4][5] and was buried in the graveyard at Moybolgue, near Bailieborough.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Folklore". Bailieborough.com. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Brady 1876, The Episcopal Succession, volume 1, p. 287.
  3. ^ a b c d Moody, Martin & Byrne 1984, A New History of Ireland, volume IX, p. 350.
  4. ^ a b c "Bishop Fargal O'Reilly". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 436.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
James Dillon
Bishop of Kilmore
Succeeded by
James Browne