Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore
|Diocese of Waterford and Lismore
Dioecesis Vaterfordiensis et Lismoriensis
Deoise Phort Láirge agus Lios Mór
|Country||Republic of Ireland|
|Territory||Waterford city and County Waterford along with parts of counties Tipperary and Cork|
|Ecclesiastical province||Province of Cashel|
|Metropolitan||Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly|
|Area||981 sq mi (2,540 km2)|
|(as of 2010)
|Established||United 16 June 1363|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford|
|Patron saint||St Otteran, St Carthage and St Declan|
|Bishop||Bishop-elect Rev. Dr. Alphonsus Cullinan (appointed by Pope Francis on Monday, 2 February 2015; to be ordained and installed)|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Dermot Clifford,
Archbishop of Cashel and Emly
|Vicar General||Archdeacon: Very Rev Nicholas O’Mahony PP, VG.|
|Emeritus Bishops||William Lee|
The Diocese of Waterford and Lismore within the Province of Cashel.
The Diocese of Waterford and Lismore (Irish: Deoise Phort Láirge agus Leasa Móire ) is a Roman Catholic diocese in southern Ireland. It is one of six suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Cashel (also known as Munster) and is subject to the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly. The Reverend Dr. Alphonsus Cullinan, who had been serving as a pastor in Rathkeale, Ireland, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Limerick, was named Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore by Pope Francis on Monday, 2 February 2015. The Bishop Emeritus is William Lee.
The geographic remit of the diocese includes Waterford city and the county of Waterford as well as part of counties Tipperary and Cork. As well as Waterford city, the diocese contains the towns of Cahir, Carrick-on-Suir, Dungarvan and Tramore. There are 45 parishes in the diocese with an estimated Catholic population of 44,000.
|Diocese||Town / County||Parishes or Group Parishes|
|Waterford city||Ballybricken (Trinity Without)
St Joseph & St Benildus & St Mary’s
Trinity Within and St Patricks
|Waterford County||Abbeyside, Ballinroad and Garranbane
Aglish, Ballinameela and Mount Stuart
Ardmore & Grange
Killea (Dunmore East)
Modeligo and Affane
Ring & Old Parish
Ballylaneen & Faha
Tramore & Carbally
Touraneena & The Nire
Rathgormack and Clonea
Carrickbeg & Windgap.
|County Tipperary||Ardfinnan (Clonmel)
Kilsheelan & Kilcash
SS Peter & Paul (Clonmel)
St. Mary's (Clonmel)
St Oliver Plunkett (Clonmel)
Powerstown & Lisronagh
Carrick-on-Suir & Faugheen
Newcastle & Fourmilewater.
- Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 3 June 2011.
- Official Diocesan website
- Diocese of Waterford and Lismore
- "Lismore and Waterford". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.