Diocese of

Kildare and Leighlin

Ireland Ireland

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Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Kildare and Leighlin (English) / Daren(sis) et Leighlien(sis) (Latin) / Kildarien(sis) et Leighlien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Dublin

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Brigid of Kildare (February 1), Saint Conleth of Kildare (May 4) [Kildare], Saint Molaise (April 18) [Leighlin]

Liturgical Calendar (National) ๐Ÿ“…

History

Contact Info

Address: Bishopโ€™s House, Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Ireland

Phone: (059)91.76.725

Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.05.07 โ€“ ...):Bishop Denis Nulty (60)Bishop Denis Nulty (60)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kildare and Leighlin (Roman Rite)

Bishop Denis Nulty (60)Bishop Denis Nulty (60)
(2013.05.07 โ€“ ...)

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland)

Serve the Lord with gladness

Born:1963.06.07 (Slane, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1988.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:2013.08.04

Priest of Meath (Ireland) (1988.06.12 โ€“ 2013.05.07)

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (2013.05.07 โ€“ ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Ossory (Ireland) (2021.02.02 โ€“ 2022.10.28)

Bishop James Moriarty
(2002.06.04 โ€“ 2010.04.22)

Born:1936.08.13 (Dublin, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1961.05.21
Consecrated Bishop:1991.09.22
Died:2022.03.26 (Milltown, Ireland โ€  85)

Titular Bishop of Bononia (1991.06.26 โ€“ 2002.06.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin (Ireland) (1991.06.26 โ€“ 2002.06.04)

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (2002.06.04 โ€“ 2010.04.22)

Bishop Laurence Ryan
(1987.12.10 โ€“ 2002.06.04)

Minister Christi Jesu

Born:1931.05.13 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1956.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:1984.09.09
Died:2003.10.13 (โ€  72)

Coadjutor Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1984.07.17 โ€“ 1987.12.10)

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1987.12.10 โ€“ 2002.06.04)

Bishop Patrick Lennon
(1967.09.25 โ€“ 1987.12.10)

Born:1914.06.22
Ordained Priest:1938.06.19
Consecrated Bishop:1966.07.03
Died:1990.01.12 (โ€  75)

Titular Bishop of Vina (1966.05.14 โ€“ 1967.09.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1966.05.14 โ€“ 1967.09.25)

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1967.09.25 โ€“ 1987.12.10)

Bishop Thomas Keogh
(1936.08.08 โ€“ 1967.09.25)

Born:1884.06.16
Ordained Priest:1909.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:1936.10.18
Died:1969.05.22 (โ€  84)

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1936.08.08 โ€“ 1967.09.25)

Titular Bishop of Turris Tamalleni (1967.09.25 โ€“ 1969.05.22)

Bishop Matthew Cullen
(1927.03.25 โ€“ 1936.01.02)

Born:1866.03.03
Died:1936.01.02 (โ€  69)

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1927.03.25 โ€“ 1936.01.02)

Bishop Patrick Foley
(1897.12.19 โ€“ 1926.07.24)

Born:1858.03.08
Consecrated Bishop:1896.05.31
Died:1926.07.24 (โ€  68)

Titular Bishop of Amyclae (1896.03.18 โ€“ 1897.12.19)

Coadjutor Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1896.03.18 โ€“ 1897.12.19)

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1897.12.19 โ€“ 1926.07.24)

Bishop James Lynch, C.M.
(1888.03.05 โ€“ 1896.12.19)

Born:1807.01.23 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1833.06.18
Consecrated Bishop:1866.11.04
Died:1896.12.19 (โ€  89)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Western District of Scotland (Scotland) (1866.08.31 โ€“ 1869.04.13)

Titular Bishop of Arcadiopolis (1866.08.31 โ€“ 1888.03.05)

Coadjutor Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1869.04.13 โ€“ 1888.03.05)

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1888.03.05 โ€“ 1896.12.19)

Bishop James Walshe
(1856.02.18 โ€“ 1888.03.05)

Born:1803.06.30 (Ireland)
Died:1888.03.05 (โ€  84)

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1856.02.18 โ€“ 1888.03.05)

Bishop Francis Haly
(1838.01.10 โ€“ 1855.08.19)

Consecrated Bishop:1838.03.25
Died:1855.08.19

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1838.01.10 โ€“ 1855.08.19)

Bishop Edward Nolan
(1834.08.31 โ€“ 1837.10.14)

Born: (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1834.10.28
Died:1837.10.14

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1834.08.31 โ€“ 1837.10.14)

Bishop James Doyle, O.E.S.A.
(1819.08.08 โ€“ 1834.06.15)

Born:1786 (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1819.11.14
Died:1834.06.15 (โ€  47)

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1819.08.08 โ€“ 1834.06.15)

Bishop Michael Corcoran
(1815.03.20 โ€“ 1819.02.23)

Born: (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1815.09.21
Died:1819.02.23

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1815.03.20 โ€“ 1819.02.23)

Bishop Daniel Delany
(1787.09.18 โ€“ 1814.07.09)

Fortiter et suaviter

Born:1747.02
Ordained Priest:1770
Consecrated Bishop:1783.08.31
Died:1814.07.09 (โ€  67)

Titular Bishop of Dansara (1783.05.13 โ€“ 1787.09.18)

Coadjutor Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1783.05.13 โ€“ 1787.09.18)

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1787.09.18 โ€“ 1814.07.09)

Founder of Brothers of Saint Patrick (Patrician Brothers) (1808.02.02)

Bishop James Keefe
(1752.01.19 โ€“ 1787.09.18)

Born: (Ireland)
Died:1787.09.18

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1752.01.19 โ€“ 1787.09.18)

Bishop James Oโ€™Gallagher
(1737.05.18 โ€“ 1751.05)

Born:1681 (Ireland)
Died:1751.05 (โ€  69)

Bishop of Raphoe (Ireland) (1725.07.21 โ€“ 1737.05.18)

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1737.05.18 โ€“ 1751.05)

Bishop Stephen Dowdall
(1733.12.22 โ€“ 1737)

Died:1737

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1733.12.22 โ€“ 1737)

Bishop Bernard Dunne
(1724.12.16 โ€“ 1733)

Died:1733

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1724.12.16 โ€“ 1733)

Bishop Edward Murphy (later Archbishop)
(1715.09.11 โ€“ 1724.09.01)

Born: (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1715.12.18
Died:1729

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1715.09.11 โ€“ 1724.09.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dublin (Ireland) (1724.09.01 โ€“ 1729)

Bishop John Dempsey
(1694.11.29 โ€“ 1707)

Died:1707

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1694.02.08 โ€“ 1694.11.29)

Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (Ireland) (1694.11.29 โ€“ 1707)

Bishops of Kildare (Roman Rite)

Bishop John Dempsey
(1694.02.08 โ€“ 1694.11.29)

(see above)

Bishop Edward Wesley
(1683.08.02 โ€“ 1693)

Died:1693

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1683.08.02 โ€“ 1693)

Bishop Mark Forstall, O.E.S.A.
(1676.10.08 โ€“ 1683.02.07)

Born: (Ireland)
Died:1683.02.07

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1676.10.08 โ€“ 1683.02.07)

Apostolic Administrator of Leighlin (Ireland) (1678.09.05 โ€“ 1683.02.07)

Bishop Roche MacGeoghegan, O.P.
(1628.05.05 โ€“ 1644.05.26)

Born:1580
Died:1644.05.26 (โ€  63)

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1628.05.05 โ€“ 1644.05.26)

Bishop Thomas Leverous
(1555.08.03 โ€“ 1577)

Died:1577

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1555.08.03 โ€“ 1577)

Bishop Thady Reynolds
(1540.11.15 โ€“ ?)

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1540.11.15 โ€“ ?)

Fr. Donald Oโ€™Beachan, O.F.M.
(1540.07.16 โ€“ 1540.07 not possessed)

Died:1540.07

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1540.07.16 โ€“ 1540.07 not possessed)

Bishop Walter Wellesley, O.E.S.A.
(1529.07.01 โ€“ 1539)

Died:1539

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1529.07.01 โ€“ 1539)

Bishop Thomas Dillon, O.E.S.A.
(1526.08.24 โ€“ 1529)

Died:1529

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1526.08.24 โ€“ 1529)

Bishop Edward Lane
(? โ€“ 1513)

Died:1513

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (? โ€“ 1513)

Bishop William Barret
(? โ€“ 1492)

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (? โ€“ 1492)

Bishop James Wall, O.F.M.
(1475.04.05 โ€“ ?)

Died:1494.04.28

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1475.04.05 โ€“ ?)

Bishop David Conel
(1474.07.28 โ€“ 1475)

Died:1475

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1474.07.28 โ€“ 1475)

Bishop Richard Lang
(1464 โ€“ 1474.07.28)

Consecrated Bishop:1464

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1464 โ€“ 1474.07.28)

Bishop Geoffrey Hereford, O.P.
(1447.08.23 โ€“ 1464)

Consecrated Bishop:1449.04
Died:1464

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1447.08.23 โ€“ 1464)

Bishop William fitzEdward
(1431.07.20 โ€“ 1446.04)

Died:1446.04

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1431.07.20 โ€“ 1446.04)

Bishop John Madock
(1404.04.09 โ€“ 1431)

Died:1431

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1404.04.09 โ€“ 1431)

Bishop Robert of Acton, O.E.S.A.
(1366.05.02 โ€“ 1404)

Bishop of Down (Northern Ireland) (1365.11.18 โ€“ 1366.05.02 not possessed)

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1366.05.02 โ€“ 1404)

Bishop Thomas Giffard
(1352.11.21 โ€“ 1365.09.25)

Consecrated Bishop:1352.12.31
Died:1365.09.25

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1352.11.21 โ€“ 1365.09.25)

Bishop Richard Houlot
(1333.05.24 โ€“ 1352.06.24)

Consecrated Bishop:1333.10.18
Died:1352.06.24

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1333.05.24 โ€“ 1352.06.24)

Bishop Walter Calf
(1300 โ€“ 1332)

Died:1332

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1300 โ€“ 1332)

Bishop Nicholas Cusack, O.F.M.
(1279.11.27 โ€“ 1299.09.05)

Consecrated Bishop:1280
Died:1299.09.05

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1279.11.27 โ€“ 1299.09.05)

Bishop Simon of Kilkenny
(1258 โ€“ 1272.04)

Died:1272.04

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1258 โ€“ 1272.04)

Bishop John of Taunton
(1233 โ€“ 1258.06)

Died:1258.06

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1233 โ€“ 1258.06)

Bishop Ralph of Bristol
(1223 โ€“ 1232.08.24)

Died:1232.08.24

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1223 โ€“ 1232.08.24)

Bishop Cornelius Mac Fรกelรกn
(1206 โ€“ 1223)

Died:1223

Bishop of Kildare (Ireland) (1206 โ€“ 1223)

Abbots nullius of Kildare (Roman Rite)

Saint Bishop Conleth of Kildare
(490 โ€“ 519.05.04)

Born:450? (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:490
Died:519.05.04 (โ€  68)
Canonised:1902.06.19 (equipollently)

Bishop-Abbot nullius of Kildare (Ireland) (490 โ€“ 519.05.04)

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Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (116)

Ossory (โ†™), Killaloe (โ†), Meath (โ†‘), Dublin (โ†—), Ferns (โ†˜)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 4,170 kmยฒ

Population: 243,552 Catholics (93.0% of 261,887 total)

Pastoral Centres: 56 parishes

Personnel: 107 priests (99 diocesan, 8 religious), 11 deacons, 143 religious (18 brothers, 125 sisters), 1 seminarian

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