Diocese of

Ossory

Ireland Ireland

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Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Ossory / Kilkenny / Ossorien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Dublin

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Kieran (March 5)

Liturgical Calendar (National) ๐Ÿ“…

History

Contact Info

Address: Sion House, Kilkenny, Ireland

Phone: (056)7762.448

Present Prelates

Bishop (2022.10.28 โ€“ ...):Bishop Niall Coll (60)Bishop Niall Coll (60)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ossory (Roman Rite)

Bishop Niall Coll (60)Bishop Niall Coll (60)
(2022.10.28 โ€“ ...)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland)

Christus Jesus spes nostra

Born:1963.08.25 (Letterkenny, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1988.07.03
Consecrated Bishop:2023.01.22

Priest of Raphoe (Ireland) (1988.07.03 โ€“ 2022.10.28)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (2022.10.28 โ€“ ...)

Bishop Denis Nulty (60)Bishop Denis Nulty (60)
(Apostolic Administrator 2021.02.02 โ€“ 2022.10.28)

Archbishop Dermot Pius Farrell (69)Bishop Dermot Pius Farrell (69) (later Archbishop)
(2018.01.03 โ€“ 2020.12.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dublin (Ireland)
Vice-President of Irish Catholic Bishopsโ€™ Conference

Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini

Born:1954.11.22 (Castletown-Geoghegan, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1980.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:2018.03.11

Priest of Meath (Ireland) (1980.06.07 โ€“ 2018.01.03)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (2018.01.03 โ€“ 2020.12.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dublin (Ireland) (2020.12.29 โ€“ ...)

Vice-President of Irish Catholic Bishopsโ€™ Conference (2022.03.09 โ€“ ...)

Bishop Sรฉamus Freeman, S.A.C.
(2007.09.14 โ€“ 2016.07.29)

Libertas in veritate

Born:1944.02.23 (Mullinahone, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1971.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:2007.11.25
Died:2022.08.20 (Dublin, Ireland โ€  78)

Rector General of Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines) (1992 โ€“ 2004.10.07)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (2007.09.14 โ€“ 2016.07.29)

Bishop Laurence Forristal
(1981.06.30 โ€“ 2007.09.14)

In fide et caritate

Born:1931.06.05 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1955.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1980.01.20
Died:2018.10.10 (โ€  87)

Titular Bishop of Rotdon (1979.12.03 โ€“ 1981.06.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin (Ireland) (1979.12.03 โ€“ 1981.06.30)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1981.06.30 โ€“ 2007.09.14)

Bishop Peter Birch
(1964.01.10 โ€“ 1981.03.07)

Born:1911.09.04
Ordained Priest:1937.06.20
Consecrated Bishop:1962.09.23
Died:1981.03.07 (โ€  69)

Titular Bishop of Dibon (1962.07.24 โ€“ 1964.01.10)

Coadjutor Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1962.07.24 โ€“ 1964.01.10)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1964.01.10 โ€“ 1981.03.07)

Bishop Patrick Collier
(1928.10.01 โ€“ 1964.01.10)

Born:1880.01.12
Ordained Priest:1907.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:1928.08.05
Died:1964.01.10 (โ€  83)

Titular Bishop of Himeria (1928.05.11 โ€“ 1928.10.01)

Coadjutor Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1928.05.11 โ€“ 1928.10.01)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1928.10.01 โ€“ 1964.01.10)

Bishop Abraham Brownrigg, S.S.S.
(1884.10.28 โ€“ 1928.10.01)

Born:1836.12.23
Died:1928.10.01 (โ€  91)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1884.10.28 โ€“ 1928.10.01)

Bishop Francis Patrick Moran (later Cardinal)
(1872.08.11 โ€“ 1884.03.14)

Omnia omnibus

Born:1830.12.16 (Leighlinbridge, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1853.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:1872.03.05
Created Cardinal:1885.07.27
Died:1911.08.16 (Manly, New South Wales, Australia โ€  80)

Titular Bishop of Olba (1871.12.22 โ€“ 1872.08.11)

Coadjutor Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1871.12.22 โ€“ 1872.08.11)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1872.08.11 โ€“ 1884.03.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Sydney (Australia) (1884.03.14 โ€“ 1911.08.16)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Susanna (1885.07.30 โ€“ 1911.08.16)

Bishop Edward Walsh
(1846.05.12 โ€“ 1872.08.11)

Born: (Ireland)
Died:1872.08.11

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1846.05.12 โ€“ 1872.08.11)

Bishop William Kinsella
(1829.05.15 โ€“ 1845.12.12)

Born:1793 (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1829.07.26
Died:1845.12.12 (โ€  51)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1829.05.15 โ€“ 1845.12.12)

Bishop Kyran Marum
(1814.10.04 โ€“ 1827.12.22)

Born:1770 (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1815.03.05
Died:1827.12.22 (โ€  56)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1814.10.04 โ€“ 1827.12.22)

Bishop James Lanigan
(1789.07.10 โ€“ 1812.02.11)

Consecrated Bishop:1789.09.21
Died:1812.02.11

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1789.07.10 โ€“ 1812.02.11)

Bishop John Dunne
(1787.07.13 โ€“ 1789.03.15)

Consecrated Bishop:1787.09.16
Died:1789.03.15

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1787.07.13 โ€“ 1789.03.15)

Bishop John Thomas Troy, O.P. (later Archbishop)
(1776.12.16 โ€“ 1786.12.19)

Born:1739.05.10 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1762
Consecrated Bishop:1777.06.08
Died:1823.05.11 (โ€  84)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1776.12.16 โ€“ 1786.12.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dublin (Ireland) (1786.12.19 โ€“ 1823.05.11)

Bishop Thomas Burke (Thomas de Burgo), O.P.
(1759.01.09 โ€“ 1776.09.25)

Born:1709 (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1759.04.22
Died:1776.09.25 (โ€  66)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1759.01.09 โ€“ 1776.09.25)

Bishop James Bernard Dunne
(1748.12.17 โ€“ 1758.04.30)

Died:1758.04.30

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1748.12.17 โ€“ 1758.04.30)

Bishop Colman Oโ€™Shaughnessy, O.P.
(1736.10.05 โ€“ 1748.09.02)

Died:1748.09.02

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1736.10.05 โ€“ 1748.09.02)

Bishop Patrick Shee
(1731.07.28 โ€“ 1736.06)

Died:1736.06

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1731.07.28 โ€“ 1736.06)

Bishop Malachy Dulany
(1713.09.20 โ€“ 1731.05)

Consecrated Bishop:1714.02.17
Died:1731.05

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1713.09.20 โ€“ 1731.05)

Bishop William Daton (William Dalton)
(1696.02.20 โ€“ 1712.01.26)

Died:1712.01.26

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1696.02.20 โ€“ 1712.01.26)

Bishop James Phelan
(1669.01.11 โ€“ 1695.01)

Consecrated Bishop:1669.08.01
Died:1695.01

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1669.01.11 โ€“ 1695.01)

Bishop David Rothe
(1618.10.01 โ€“ 1650.04.20)

Born:1573
Consecrated Bishop:1620
Died:1650.04.20 (โ€  76)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1618.10.01 โ€“ 1650.04.20)

Bishop Thomas Strong
(1582.03.28 โ€“ 1602.01.20)

Born: (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1582.04.05
Died:1602.01.20

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1582.03.28 โ€“ 1602.01.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) (1597.01.20 โ€“ 1602.01.20)

Bishop Patrick Foxe
(1417.12.15 โ€“ 1421.04.20)

Died:1421.04.20

Bishop of Cork (Ireland) (1409.10.14 โ€“ 1417.12.15โ–ผ)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1417.12.15 โ€“ 1421.04.20)

Bishop Thomas Snell
(1407.03.11 โ€“ 1417.10.16)

Died:1417.10.16

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore (Ireland) (1400.05.26 โ€“ 1407.03.11)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1407.03.11 โ€“ 1417.10.16)

Bishop John Waltham, O.E.S.A.
(1402.10.11 โ€“ 1405.11.05)

Died:1405.11.05

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1398.02.01 โ€“ 1400.05.14)

Bishop of Dromore (Northern Ireland) (1400.05.14 โ€“ 1402.10.11)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1402.10.11 โ€“ 1405.11.05)

Bishop Roger Appleby, O.F.M.
(1400.09.26 โ€“ 1402.10.11)

Died:1409

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1400.09.26 โ€“ 1402.10.11)

Bishop of Dromore (Northern Ireland) (1402.10.11 โ€“ 1407)

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore (Ireland) (1407 โ€“ 1409)

Bishop John Griffin
(1399.07.02 โ€“ 1400.03)

Died:1400.03

Bishop of Leighlin (Ireland) (1385 โ€“ 1399.07.02)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1399.07.02 โ€“ 1400.03)

Bishop John Waltham, O.E.S.A.
(1398.02.01 โ€“ 1400.05.14)

Died:1405.11.05

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1398.02.01 โ€“ 1400.05.14)

Bishop of Dromore (Northern Ireland) (1400.05.14 โ€“ 1402.10.11)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1402.10.11 โ€“ 1405.11.05)

Bishop Thomas Peverel
(1395.11.03 โ€“ 1398.07.02)

Died:1419.03

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1395.11.03 โ€“ 1398.07.02)

Bishop of Llandaff (Wales) (1398.07.02 โ€“ 1407.07.04)

Bishop of Worcester (England) (1407.07.04 โ€“ 1419.03)

Bishop Richard Northalis, O. Carm. (later Archbishop)
(1386 โ€“ 1395.10.25)

Consecrated Bishop:1387.12.04

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1386 โ€“ 1395.10.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dublin (Ireland) (1395.10.25 โ€“ 1397)

Bishop Alexander Petit de Balscot (Alexander de Balscot)
(1371.02.09 โ€“ 1386.03.10)

Died:1400.11.10

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1371.02.09 โ€“ 1386.03.10)

Bishop of Meath (Ireland) (1386.03.10 โ€“ 1400.11.10)

Bishop John of Oxford, O.E.S.A.
(? โ€“ 1370)

Died:1370

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (? โ€“ 1370)

Bishop William
(1366 โ€“ ?)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1366 โ€“ ?)

Bishop John de Tatenhale, O.P.
(1361.11.08 โ€“ 1364)

Consecrated Bishop:1361
Died:1364

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1361.11.08 โ€“ 1364)

Bishop Richard Ledred, O.F.M.
(1317.04.24 โ€“ 1361)

Consecrated Bishop:1317.05
Died:1361

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1317.04.24 โ€“ 1361)

Bishop William FitzJohn (later Archbishop)
(1302.09.10 โ€“ 1317.03.26)

Died:1326.09.15

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1302.09.10 โ€“ 1317.03.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cashel (Ireland) (1317.03.26 โ€“ 1326.09.15)

Bishop Michael dโ€™Exeter
(1289.09.28 โ€“ 1302.07.12)

Died:1302.07.12

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1289.09.28 โ€“ 1302.07.12)

Bishop Roger of Wexford
(1287 โ€“ 1289.06.28)

Consecrated Bishop:1287.11.03
Died:1289.06.28

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1287 โ€“ 1289.06.28)

Bishop Geoffrey St Leger
(1260 โ€“ 1287.01.10)

Died:1287.01.10

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1260 โ€“ 1287.01.10)

Bishop Hugh de Malpilton
(1251 โ€“ 1260)

Died:1260

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1251 โ€“ 1260)

Bishop Geoffrey de Turville
(1244 โ€“ 1250)

Died:1250

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1244 โ€“ 1250)

Bishop Walter de Brackley
(1232 โ€“ 1243)

Died:1243

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1232 โ€“ 1243)

Bishop William of Kilkenny
(1231 โ€“ 1232)

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1231 โ€“ 1232)

Bishop Peter Mauveisin
(1218 โ€“ 1231)

Died:1231

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1218 โ€“ 1231)

Bishop Hugo de Rous (Hugo Rufus)
(1202 โ€“ 1218)

Died:1218

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1202 โ€“ 1218)

Bishop Felix Ua Duib Slรกin, O. Cist.
(1180 โ€“ 1202.01.24)

Died:1202.01.24

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1180 โ€“ 1202.01.24)

Bishop Domnall Ua Fogartaig
(1152? โ€“ 1178)

Died:1178

Bishop of Ossory (Ireland) (1152? โ€“ 1178)

Abbots nullius of Seir Kieran (Roman Rite)

Saint Bishop Ciarรกn of Ossory
(538 โ€“ 540?)

Died:540?

Bishop-Abbot nullius of Seir Kieran (Ireland) (538 โ€“ 540?)

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Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (88)

Cashel and Emly (โ†), Killaloe (โ†–), Kildare and Leighlin (โ†—), Ferns (โ†˜), Waterford and Lismore (โ†“)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 935 kmยฒ

Population: 81,832 Catholics (92.4% of 88,592 total)

Pastoral Centres: 42 parishes

Personnel: 51 priests (50 diocesan, 1 religious), 120 religious (25 brothers, 95 sisters)

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