Diocese of

Killala

Ireland Ireland

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Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Killala / Alladen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Tuam

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Muredach of Killala (August 12)

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: St. Muredach’s, Sligo Rd., Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Phone: (096)21.518

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2024.04.10 – ...):Archbishop Francis Duffy (65)Archbishop Francis Duffy (65)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tuam (Ireland)

General Secretary of Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Ordinaries

Bishops of Killala (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Francis Duffy (65)Archbishop Francis Duffy (65)
(Apostolic Administrator 2024.04.10 – ...)

Bishop John Fleming (76)Bishop John Fleming (76)
(2002.02.19 – 2024.04.10)

Bishop emeritus of Killala (Ireland)

Veritatem facere caritate

Born:1948.02.16 (Ardpatrick, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1972.06.18
Consecrated Bishop:2002.04.07

Priest of Limerick (Ireland) (1972.06.18 – 2002.02.19)

Prelate of Honour of His Holiness (1993.12.06 – 2002.02.19)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (2002.02.19 – 2024.04.10)

Bishop Thomas Anthony Finnegan
(1987.05.03 – 2002.02.19)

Born:1925.08.26 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1951.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:1987.07.12
Died:2011.12.25 († 86)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1987.05.03 – 2002.02.19)

Bishop Thomas McDonnell
(1970.10.12 – 1987.01.21)

Born:1912.11.08
Ordained Priest:1937.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:1970.12.13
Died:1987.12.09 († 75)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1970.10.12 – 1987.01.21)

Bishop Patrick O’Boyle
(1950.12.12 – 1970.10.12)

Born:1887.12.02
Ordained Priest:1911.06.18
Consecrated Bishop:1951.02.25
Died:1971.11.25 († 83)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1950.12.12 – 1970.10.12)

Titular Bishop of Mammilla (1970.10.12 – 1971.11.25)

Bishop Jacob Naughton
(1911.11.27 – 1950.02.16)

Born:1864.01.10
Ordained Priest:1889.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1912.01.07
Died:1950.02.16 († 86)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1911.11.27 – 1950.02.16)

Bishop John Conmy
(1893.04.23 – 1911.08.26)

Born:1843.02.10 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1866
Consecrated Bishop:1892.08.24
Died:1911.08.26 († 68)

Titular Bishop of Germanicopolis (1892.05.25 – 1893.04.23)

Coadjutor Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1892.05.25 – 1893.04.23)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1893.04.23 – 1911.08.26)

Bishop Hugh Conway
(1873.08.09 – 1893.04.23)

Born:1811.02.02 (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1872.02.04
Died:1893.04.23 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Achantus (1871.11.30 – 1873.08.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1871.11.30 – 1873.08.09)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1873.08.09 – 1893.04.23)

Bishop Tommaso Feeny (Thomas Feeny)
(1848.01.11 – 1873.08.09)

Born: (Ireland)
Died:1873.08.09

Titular Bishop of Ptolemais (1839.07.27 – 1848.01.11)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1848.01.11 – 1873.08.09)

Bishop Francis Joseph O’Finan, O.P.
(1835.02.13 – 1847.12)

Consecrated Bishop:1835.03
Died:1847.12

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1835.02.13 – 1847.12)

Bishop John MacHale (later Archbishop)
(1834.05.27 – 1834.07.21)

Born:1791.03.06 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1814
Consecrated Bishop:1825.07.05
Died:1881.11.04 († 90)

Titular Bishop of Maronia (1825.03.08 – 1834.05.27)

Coadjutor Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1825.03.08 – 1834.05.27)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1834.05.27 – 1834.07.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tuam (Ireland) (1834.07.21 – 1881.11.04)

Bishop Peter Waldron
(1814.10.04 – 1834.05.20)

Born:1751 (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1815.02.24
Died:1834.05.20 († 82)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1814.10.04 – 1834.05.20)

Bishop Dominic Bellew
(1779.12.18 – 1812)

Consecrated Bishop:1780
Died:1812

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1779.12.18 – 1812)

Bishop Alexander Irwin
(1776.07.01 – 1779)

Died:1779

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1776.07.01 – 1779)

Bishop Philip Phillips (later Archbishop)
(1760.11.24 – 1776.06.22)

Born: (Ireland)
Died:1787.09

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1760.11.24 – 1776.06.22)

Bishop of Achonry (Ireland) (1776.06.22 – 1785.11.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tuam (Ireland) (1785.11.22 – 1787.09)

Bishop Bonaventura MacDonnell, O.F.M.
(1749.05.07 – 1760.09.16)

Died:1760.09.16

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1749.05.07 – 1760.09.16)

Bishop Mark Skerret (later Archbishop)
(1749.01.23 – 1749.05.05)

Died:1785.08.19

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1749.01.23 – 1749.05.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tuam (Ireland) (1749.05.05 – 1785.08.19)

Bishop John Brett, O.P.
(1743.07.27 – 1748.08.28)

Consecrated Bishop:1743.09.08
Died:1756.06.12

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1743.07.27 – 1748.08.28)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1748.08.28 – 1756.06.12)

Bishop Bernard O’Rourke
(1739.04.24 – 1743)

Died:1743

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1739.04.24 – 1743)

Bishop Peter Archdekin, O.F.M.
(1735.09.30 – 1739)

Consecrated Bishop:1736.02.05
Died:1739

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1735.09.30 – 1739)

Bishop Thaddeus Francis O’Rourke (Tadhg O’Rourke), O.F.M.
(1703.11.15 – 1735.09)

Consecrated Bishop:1707.08.24
Died:1735.09

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1703.11.15 – 1735.09)

Bishop Francis Kirwan
(1645 – 1661.08.27)

Consecrated Bishop:1645.05.07
Died:1661.08.27

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1645 – 1661.08.27)

Bishop John O’Cahasy, O.F.M.
(1580.07.27 – 1583)

Died:1583

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1580.07.27 – 1583)

Bishop Donat O’Gallagher, O.F.M.
(1570.09.04 – 1580.03.23)

Died:1581

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1570.09.04 – 1580.03.23)

Bishop of Down and Connor (Northern Ireland) (1580.03.23 – 1581)

Bishop Redmond O’Gallagher
(1545.11.06 – 1569.06.22)

Died:1601.03.15

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1545.11.06 – 1569.06.22)

Bishop of Derry (Northern Ireland) (1569.06.22 – 1601.03.15)

Bishop Risdéard Bairéad (Richard Barrett)
(1513.01.07 – 1545)

Died:1545

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1513.01.07 – 1545)

Bishop Malachias Ó Clúmháin
(1506.02.12 – 1513)

Consecrated Bishop:1508.09.03
Died:1513

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1506.02.12 – 1513)

Bishop Thomas Clerke (Thomas Cleragh)
(1500.05.04 – 1505)

Died:1508

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1500.05.04 – 1505)

Bishop Seaán Ó Caissín, O.F.M.
(1487.01.18 – 1490)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1487.01.18 – 1490)

Bishop Tomas Bairéad (Thomas Barrett), O.E.S.A.
(1470.02.09 – 1497?)

Died:1497?

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1470.02.09 – 1497?)

Bishop Donatus Ó Conchobhair, O.P.
(1461.12.02 – 1467)

Died:1467

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1461.12.02 – 1467)

Bishop Brian Ó Coineóil (Bernardus)
(1439 – 1461.05.31)

Died:1461.05.31

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1432.01.30 – 1436)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1439 – 1461.05.31)

Bishop Maghnus Ó Dubhda
(1436 – 1436.02.22)

Died:1436.02.22

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1436 – 1436.02.22)

Bishop Brian Ó Coineóil (Bernardus)
(1432.01.30 – 1436)

Died:1461.05.31

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1432.01.30 – 1436)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1439 – 1461.05.31)

Bishop Thaddaeus Mac Creagh
(1431 – 1431)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1431 – 1431)

Bishop Fearghal Ó Martain, O.E.S.A.
(1425.09.26 – 1431.01.30)

Consecrated Bishop:1427.11.11
Died:1431.01.30

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1425.09.26 – 1431.01.30)

Bishop Tomás mac Uilliam Duibh Bairéad (Thomas Barrett)
(1400 – 1425.01.25)

Died:1425.01.25

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1400 – 1425.01.25)

Bishop Thomas Horwell (Thomas Orwell), O.F.M.
(1390.01.31 – 1398)

Died:1406

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1390.01.31 – 1398)

Bishop of Dromore (Northern Ireland) (1398 – 1406)

Bishop Conchobhar Ó Coineóil (Cornelius)
(1383 – ?)

Died:1422

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1383 – ?)

Bishop Robert Elyot
(1351.06.08 – 1383?)

Consecrated Bishop:1349.06
Died:1390?

Bishop of Waterford (Ireland) (1349 – 1350)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1351.06.08 – 1383?)

Bishop Uilliam Ó Dubhda (William O’Dowda)
(1346.06.26 – 1350)

Died:1350

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1346.06.26 – 1350)

Bishop James Bermingham
(1344 – 1346)

Consecrated Bishop:1344
Died:1346

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1344 – 1346)

Bishop John Tankard (Seoán Ó Laithim)
(1306.06.13 – 1343)

Consecrated Bishop:1307
Died:1343

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1306.06.13 – 1343)

Bishop Donnchad Ó Flaithbertaig (Donatus)
(1281 – 1306.02)

Died:1306.02

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1281 – 1306.02)

Bishop Seoán Ó Máel Fogmair
(? – 1280.10.25)

Died:1280.10.25

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (? – 1280.10.25)

Bishop Seoán Ó Laidig, O.P.
(1253 – 1264?)

Consecrated Bishop:1253.12.07
Died:1275

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1253 – 1264?)

Bishop Donatus
(1235 – ?)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1235 – ?)

Bishop Aengus Ó Máel Fogmair (Elias)
(1224? – 1234)

Died:1234

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1224? – 1234)

Bishop Muiredach Ua Dubthaig
(1208? – ?)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1208? – ?)

Bishop Domnall Ua Bécdha (Donatus)
(1199? – 1206)

Died:1206

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1199? – 1206)

Bishop Ua Máel Fogmair
(1179? – ?)

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (1179? – ?)

Bishop Ua Máel Fogmair
(? – 1151)

Died:1151

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (? – 1151)

Bishop Ua Máel Fogmair
(? – 1137)

Died:1137

Bishop of Killala (Ireland) (? – 1137)

Abbots nullius of Killala (Roman Rite)

Saint Bishop Flannán mac Toirrdelbaig
(640? – ?)

Canonised:1902.06.19 (equipollently)

Bishop-Abbot nullius of Killala (Ireland) (640? – ?)

Bishop.

Abbot Muredach
(590? – ?)

Abbot nullius of Killala (Ireland) (590? – ?)

Abbot Kellach
(534? – 544)

Died:544

Abbot nullius of Killala (Ireland) (534? – 544)

Saint Bishop Muredach of Killala
(443 – 490.08.12)

Died:490.08.12
Canonised:1902.06.19 (equipollently)

Bishop-Abbot nullius of Killala (Ireland) (443 – 490.08.12)

Bishop.

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (46)

Elphin (→), Achonry (↘), Tuam (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 3,734 km²

Population: 36,051 Catholics (89.6% of 40,253 total)

Pastoral Centres: 22 parishes, 2 missions

Personnel: 38 priests (33 diocesan, 5 religious), 39 religious (6 brothers, 33 sisters), 1 seminarian

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