Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe

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Diocese of Killaloe
Dioecesis Laoniensis
Deoise Chill Dalua
The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul
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
Area 1,747 sq mi (4,520 km2)
- Catholics

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 Fintan Monahan,
Bishop of Killaloe
Metropolitan Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly,
Archbishop of Cashel and Emly
Vicar General Msgr. Desmond Hillery
Emeritus Bishops Willie Walsh,
Bishop of Killaloe
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The Diocese of Killaloe (/ˌkɪlæˈl/; 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.[1] [2] The cathedral church of Ss Peter and Paul is situated in Ennis, County Clare. The incumbent bishop of the diocese is Fintan Monahan.


The diocese is divided into a number of parishes or groups of 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. The main towns in the diocese are Birr, Ennis, Kilrush, Nenagh, Roscrea and Shannon.[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 the remainder
of 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-Clooney-Maghera
 · 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.


The following lists the ten most recent bishops.[4]

  • 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 (2010–2015)
  • Fintan Monahan (incumbent)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Diocese of Killaloe. Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
  2. ^ Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Kieran O'Reilly Archived 2010-12-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Parishes Archived 2010-02-27 at the Wayback Machine.. 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.

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