Diocese of

Ferns

Ireland Ireland

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Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Ferns / Fernen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Dublin

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Aidan (January 30)

Liturgical Calendar (National) ๐Ÿ“…

History

Contact Info

Address: Bishopโ€™s House, Summerhill, Wexford, Ireland

Phone: (053)91.22.177

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.06.11 โ€“ ...):Bishop Gerard Nash (65)Bishop Gerard Nash (65)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ferns (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gerard Nash (65)Bishop Gerard Nash (65)
(2021.06.11 โ€“ ...)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland)

I sรth agus Muintearas รosa

Born:1959.02.27 (Tulla, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1991.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:2021.09.05

Priest of Killaloe (Ireland) (1991.06.15 โ€“ 2021.06.11)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (2021.06.11 โ€“ ...)

Bishop Denis Brennan (78)Bishop Denis Brennan (78)
(2006.03.01 โ€“ 2021.06.11)

Bishop emeritus of Ferns (Ireland)

Rejoice and be glad

Born:1945.06.20 (Springmount, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1970.05.31
Consecrated Bishop:2006.04.23

Priest of Ferns (Ireland) (1970.05.31 โ€“ 2006.03.01)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (2006.03.01 โ€“ 2021.06.11)

Bishop Brendan Oliver Comiskey, SS.CC. (88)Bishop Brendan Oliver Comiskey, SS.CC. (88)
(1984.04.04 โ€“ 2002.04.06)

Bishop emeritus of Ferns (Ireland)

Born:1935.08.13 (Tasson, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1961.06.25
Consecrated Bishop:1980.01.20

Titular Bishop of Thibilis (1979.12.03 โ€“ 1984.04.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin (Ireland) (1979.12.03 โ€“ 1984.04.04)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1984.04.04 โ€“ 2002.04.06)

Bishop Donald J. Herlihy
(1964.10.30 โ€“ 1983.04.02)

Born:1908.11.29 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1931.04.04
Consecrated Bishop:1964.11.15
Died:1983.04.02 (โ€  74)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1964.10.30 โ€“ 1983.04.02)

Bishop James Staunton
(1938.12.10 โ€“ 1963.06.27)

Born:1889.02.20 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1913.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1939.02.05
Died:1963.06.27 (โ€  74)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1938.12.10 โ€“ 1963.06.27)

Bishop William Codd
(1917.12.07 โ€“ 1938.03.12)

Born:1864.07.06 (Ireland)
Died:1938.03.12 (โ€  73)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1917.12.07 โ€“ 1938.03.12)

Bishop James Browne
(1884.07.06 โ€“ 1917.06.21)

Born:1842.08.28
Died:1917.06.21 (โ€  74)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1884.07.06 โ€“ 1917.06.21)

Bishop Michael Warren
(1876.03.14 โ€“ 1884.04.22)

Born:1826 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1853
Consecrated Bishop:1876.05.07
Died:1885.04.22 (โ€  58)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1876.03.14 โ€“ 1884.04.22)

Bishop Thomas Furlong
(1857.01.09 โ€“ 1875.11.12)

Born:1803 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1826.05.22
Consecrated Bishop:1857.03.22
Died:1875.11.12 (โ€  71)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1857.01.09 โ€“ 1875.11.12)

Bishop James Keating
(1819.03.09 โ€“ 1849.09.07)

Born:1783 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1808
Consecrated Bishop:1819.03.21
Died:1849.09.07 (โ€  65)

Titular Bishop of Antinล“ (1819.01.12 โ€“ 1819.03.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1819.01.12 โ€“ 1819.03.09)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1819.03.09 โ€“ 1849.09.07)

Bishop Patrick Ryan
(1814.01.14 โ€“ 1819.03.09)

Born: (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1805.02.02
Died:1819.03.09

Titular Bishop of Germanicia (1804.10.02 โ€“ 1814.01.14)

Coadjutor Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1804.10.02 โ€“ 1814.01.14)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1814.01.14 โ€“ 1819.03.09)

Bishop James Caulfield
(1786.10.19 โ€“ 1814.01.14)

Born: (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1757.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1782.07.07
Died:1814.01.14

Titular Bishop of Birtha (1782.02.26 โ€“ 1786.10.19)

Coadjutor Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1782.02.26 โ€“ 1786.10.19)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1786.10.19 โ€“ 1814.01.14)

Bishop Nicholas Sweetman
(1745.01.25 โ€“ 1786.10.21)

Born:1696 (Ireland)
Died:1786.10.21 (โ€  89)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1745.01.25 โ€“ 1786.10.21)

Bishop Ambrose Oโ€™Callaghan, O.F.M.
(1729.09.26 โ€“ 1744.08.08)

Died:1744.08.08

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1729.09.26 โ€“ 1744.08.08)

Bishop John Verdon
(1709.09.14 โ€“ 1728)

Died:1728

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1709.09.14 โ€“ 1728)

Bishop Michael Rossiter
(1697.07.01 โ€“ 1709)

Died:1709

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1697.07.01 โ€“ 1709)

Bishop Luke Wadding
(1678.08.23 โ€“ 1691)

Consecrated Bishop:1684
Died:1691

Titular Bishop of Zenopolis (1671.08.26 โ€“ 1678.08.23)

Coadjutor Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1671.08.26 โ€“ 1678.08.23)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1678.08.23 โ€“ 1691)

Bishop Nicolas Franch
(1645.02.06 โ€“ 1678.08.23)

Born:1604 (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1645.12.03
Died:1678.08.23 (โ€  73)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1645.02.06 โ€“ 1678.08.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) (1652 โ€“ 1666)

Auxiliary Bishop of Paris (France) (1666 โ€“ 1668)

Auxiliary Bishop of Gent (Belgium) (1668 โ€“ 1678.08.23)

Bishop John Roche
(1624.04.29 โ€“ 1636.04.09)

Died:1636.04.09

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1624.04.29 โ€“ 1636.04.09)

Bishop Peter Power
(1582.04.27 โ€“ 1587)

Died:1587

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1582.04.27 โ€“ 1587)

Bishop Alexander Devereux
(? โ€“ 1566)

Died:1566

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (? โ€“ 1566)

Bishop Gabriel de S. Serio, O.S.B.
(1541.06.03 โ€“ 1542.05.05)

Died:1542.05.05

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1539.08.27 โ€“ 1541.06.03)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1541.06.03 โ€“ 1542.05.05)

Bishop Bernard Oโ€™Donnell, O.F.M.
(1541.03.30 โ€“ 1541.06.03)

Died:1542

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1541.03.30 โ€“ 1541.06.03)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1541.06.03 โ€“ 1542)

Bishop John Purcell
(1519.04.13 โ€“ 1539.07.20)

Consecrated Bishop:1519.05.06
Died:1539.07.20

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1519.04.13 โ€“ 1539.07.20)

Bishop Nicholas Comyn
(1510 โ€“ 1519.04.13)

Consecrated Bishop:1510.01.20
Died:1557.07.12

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1510 โ€“ 1519.04.13)

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore (Ireland) (1519.04.13 โ€“ 1550.07.21)

Bishop Edmund Comerford
(1505 โ€“ 1509.04.15)

Consecrated Bishop:1505
Died:1509.04.15

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1505 โ€“ 1509.04.15)

Bishop Laurence Neville
(1479.10.26 โ€“ 1503)

Died:1503

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1479.10.26 โ€“ 1503)

Bishop John Purcell
(1457.10.04 โ€“ 1479)

Died:1479

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1457.10.04 โ€“ 1479)

Bishop Robert Whittey
(1418.02.16 โ€“ 1457.10.05)

Died:1458

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1418.02.16 โ€“ 1457.10.05)

Bishop Patrick Barrett, O.E.S.A.
(1400.12.10 โ€“ 1415.11.10)

Consecrated Bishop:1400.12
Died:1415.11.10

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1400.12.10 โ€“ 1415.11.10)

Bishop Thomas Dene
(1363 โ€“ 1400.08.27)

Consecrated Bishop:1363.06.18
Died:1400.08.27

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1363 โ€“ 1400.08.27)

Bishop William Carnells, O.P.
(1350.04.19 โ€“ 1362)

Consecrated Bishop:1350
Died:1362

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1350.04.19 โ€“ 1362)

Bishop John Esmond
(1349 โ€“ 1349)

Consecrated Bishop:1349

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1349 โ€“ 1349)

Bishop of Emly (Ireland) (1356.02.28 โ€“ 1362)

Bishop Geoffrey Grandfield, O.E.S.A.
(1347.03.05 โ€“ 1348.10.22)

Consecrated Bishop:1347.06
Died:1348.10.22

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1347.03.05 โ€“ 1348.10.22)

Bishop Hugh of Saltu
(1347 โ€“ 1347)

Consecrated Bishop:1347.04.08

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1347 โ€“ 1347)

Bishop Adam of Northampton
(1312 โ€“ 1346.10.29)

Consecrated Bishop:1312.06.18
Died:1346.10.29

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1312 โ€“ 1346.10.29)

Bishop Robert Walrand
(1305 โ€“ 1311.11.17)

Died:1311.11.17

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1305 โ€“ 1311.11.17)

Bishop Simon of Evesham
(1304 โ€“ 1304.09.01)

Consecrated Bishop:1304.06.22
Died:1304.09.01

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1304 โ€“ 1304.09.01)

Bishop Richard of Northampton
(1282.07.28 โ€“ 1304.01.03)

Consecrated Bishop:1283
Died:1304.01.03

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1282.07.28 โ€“ 1304.01.03)

Bishop High of Lamport
(1258 โ€“ 1282.05.15)

Died:1282.05.15

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1258 โ€“ 1282.05.15)

Bishop Geoffrey of St. John
(1254 โ€“ 1258)

Died:1258

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1254 โ€“ 1258)

Bishop John of St. John
(1223 โ€“ 1253)

Died:1253

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1223 โ€“ 1253)

Bishop Ailbe Ua Mรกel Muaid, O. Cist.
(1186 โ€“ 1223)

Died:1223

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1186 โ€“ 1223)

Bishop Joseph Ua h-รeda
(1161 โ€“ 1182)

Died:1182

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1161 โ€“ 1182)

Bishop Mรกel Eoin Ua Dรบnacaรญn
(? โ€“ 1125)

Died:1125

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (? โ€“ 1125)

Bishop Ceallach Ua Colmรกin
(? โ€“ 1117)

Died:1117

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (? โ€“ 1117)

Abbots nullius of Ferns (Roman Rite)

Saint Bishop Mรกedรณc of Ferns (Aidan)
(598 โ€“ 632.01.31)

Born:558 (County Cavan, Ireland)
Died:632.01.31 (Ferns, Ireland โ€  73)
Canonised:1902.06.19 (equipollently)
Feast:01.31

Bishop-Abbot nullius of Ferns (Ireland) (598 โ€“ 632.01.31)

Bishop.

Former Prelates

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Churches by City (97)

Waterford and Lismore (โ†™), Ossory (โ†–), Kildare and Leighlin (โ†–), Dublin (โ†‘)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 3,000 kmยฒ

Population: 110,593 Catholics (88.0% of 125,605 total)

Pastoral Centres: 49 parishes

Personnel: 89 priests (88 diocesan, 1 religious), 1 deacon, 76 religious (4 brothers, 72 sisters), 1 seminarian

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