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Diocese of

Clonfert

Ireland Ireland

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 616 km²

Population: 37,200 Catholics (91.0% of 40,900 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Tuam

Neighbouring Dioceses: Galway and Kilmacduagh (←), Tuam (↖), Elphin (↑), Ardagh (→), Killaloe (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: St. Brendan (May 16)

Statistics: 24 parishes, 61 priests (43 diocesan, 18 religious), 101 lay religious (20 brothers, 81 sisters) (2015)

Address: Bishop's House, St. Brendan's, Coorheen, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland

Phone: (091)841.560

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

Galway and Kilmacduagh (←), Tuam (↖), Elphin (↑), Ardagh (→), Killaloe (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (1988.02.18 – ...):Bishop John Kirby (80)Bishop John Kirby (80)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Clonfert (Roman Rite)

Bishop John Kirby (80)Bishop John Kirby (80)Permalink
(1988.02.18 – ...)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland)

Crióst linn

Born:1938.10.29 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1963.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:1988.04.09

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1988.02.18 – ...)

Bishop Joseph Cassidy (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1982.05.01 – 1987.08.22)

Le caoineas Chríost

Born:1933.10.29 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1959.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:1979.09.23
Died:2013.01.31 († 79)

Coadjutor Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1979.08.24 – 1982.05.01)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1982.05.01 – 1987.08.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tuam (Ireland) (1987.08.22 – 1994.06.28)

Apostolic Administrator of Tuam (Ireland) (1994.06.28 – 1995.01.17)

Bishop Thomas RyanPermalink
(1963.05.09 – 1982.05.01)

Born:1915.02.08
Ordained Priest:1938.07.10
Consecrated Bishop:1963.06.16
Died:1983.08.20 († 68)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1963.05.09 – 1982.05.01)

Bishop William J. PhilbinPermalink
(1953.12.22 – 1962.06.05)

Born:1907.01.26
Ordained Priest:1931.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:1954.03.14
Died:1991.08.23 († 84)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1953.12.22 – 1962.06.05)

Bishop of Down and Connor (Northern Ireland) (1962.06.05 – 1982.08.24)

Bishop John DignanPermalink
(1924.03.24 – 1953.04.12)

Born:1880.06.13
Ordained Priest:1903.09.07
Consecrated Bishop:1924.06.01
Died:1953.04.12 († 72)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1924.03.24 – 1953.04.12)

Bishop Thomas O’DohertyPermalink
(1919.07.03 – 1923.07.13)

Born:1877.11.21
Died:1936.12.15 († 59)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1919.07.03 – 1923.07.13)

Bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh (Ireland) (1923.07.13 – 1936.12.15)

Bishop Thomas P. Gilmartin (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1909.12.18 – 1918.07.10)

Born:1861.05.18
Died:1939.10.14 († 78)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1909.12.18 – 1918.07.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tuam (Ireland) (1918.07.10 – 1939.10.14)

Bishop Thomas O’DeaPermalink
(1903.06.10 – 1909.04.29)

Born:1858.01.07
Ordained Priest:1882.06.25
Consecrated Bishop:1903.08.30
Died:1923.04.09 († 65)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1903.06.10 – 1909.04.29)

Bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh (Ireland) (1909.04.29 – 1923.04.09)

Bishop John Healy (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1896.11.02 – 1903.02.13)

Born:1841.01.02
Ordained Priest:1867.09
Died:1918.03.19 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Macri (1884.06.27 – 1896.11.02)

Coadjutor Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1884.06.27 – 1896.11.02)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1896.11.02 – 1903.02.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tuam (Ireland) (1903.02.13 – 1918.03.19)

Bishop Patrick DugganPermalink
(1871.10.02 – 1896.11.02)

Born:1813.11.10 (Ireland)
Died:1896.11.02 († 82)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1871.10.02 – 1896.11.02)

Bishop John DerryPermalink
(1847.07.09 – 1870.06.28)

Consecrated Bishop:1847.09.21
Died:1870.06.28

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1847.07.09 – 1870.06.28)

Bishop Thomas CoenPermalink
(1831.10.09 – 1847.04.25)

Born: (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1816.05.05
Died:1847.04.25

Titular Bishop of Milevum (1816.01.26 – 1831.10.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1816.01.26 – 1831.10.09)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1831.10.09 – 1847.04.25)

Bishop Thomas CostelloPermalink
(1786.07.06 – 1831.10.08)

Died:1831.10.08

Titular Bishop of Ænos (1786.06.30 – 1786.07.06)

Coadjutor Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1786.06.30 – 1786.07.06)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1786.07.06 – 1831.10.08)

Bishop Andrew O’DonnellanPermalink
(1778.05.07 – 1786.07.06)

Died:1786.07.06

Coadjutor Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1776.12.01 – 1778.05.07)

Titular Bishop of Antiphellus (1776.12.20 – 1778.05.07)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1778.05.07 – 1786.07.06)

Bishop Peter O’DonnellanPermalink
(1733.08.11 – 1778.05.07)

Died:1778.05.07

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1733.08.11 – 1778.05.07)

Bishop Edmund KellyPermalink
(1718.02 – 1733)

Died:1733

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1718.02 – 1733)

Bishop Ambrose O’MaddenPermalink
(1713.09.15 – 1715.07)

Consecrated Bishop:1714.04.15
Died:1715.07

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1713.09.15 – 1715.07)

Bishop Maurice DonnellanPermalink
(1695.11.14 – 1706.07.02)

Died:1706.07.02

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1695.11.14 – 1706.07.02)

Bishop Thady Keogh, O.P.Permalink
(1671.07.13 – 1687)

Consecrated Bishop:1671.10
Died:1687

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1671.07.13 – 1687)

Bishop Walter LynchPermalink
(1647.03.11 – 1663.07.14)

Consecrated Bishop:1648.04.09
Died:1663.07.14

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1647.03.11 – 1663.07.14)

Bishop John de Burgo (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1641.09.16 – 1647.03.11)

Died:1667.04.04

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1641.09.16 – 1647.03.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tuam (Ireland) (1647.03.11 – 1667.04.04)

Bishop Tadeo O’Farrell, O.P.Permalink
(1587.06.08 – 1602)

Consecrated Bishop:1587.08.30
Died:1602

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1587.06.08 – 1602)

Auxiliary Bishop of Sigüenza (Spain) (1589 – 1599)

Bishop Roland de BurgoPermalink
(1534.05.18 – 1580.06.20)

Died:1580.06.20

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1534.05.18 – 1580.06.20)

Bishop Denis O’More, O.P.Permalink
(1509.11.07 – 1534)

Died:1534

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1509.11.07 – 1534)

Bishop David de BurgoPermalink
(1508.07.05 – 1509)

Died:1509

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1508.07.05 – 1509)

Bishop Matthaeus Mág Raith, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1463.06.22 – 1507)

Died:1507

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1463.06.22 – 1507)

Bishop Cornelius Ó Cuinnlis, O.F.M.Permalink
(1448.08.30 – 1463)

Died:1469

Bishop of Emly (Ireland) (1444 – 1448.08.30)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1448.08.30 – 1463)

Bishop Conchobair Ó Maolalaidh, O.F.M.Permalink
(1447.05.22 – 1448.08.30)

Died:1468

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1447.05.22 – 1448.08.30)

Bishop of Emly (Ireland) (1448.08.30 – 1449.10.20)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1449.10.20 – 1468)

Bishop John White, O.F.M.Permalink
(1441.10.25 – 1448.07 not possessed)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1441.10.25 – 1448.07 not possessed)

Bishop Seaán Ó hEidhin, O.F.M.Permalink
(1438.07.18 – 1459)

Died:1459

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1438.07.18 – 1459)

Bishop Tomás mac Muircheartaigh Ó Cellaigh (Thomas O’Kelly), O.P.Permalink
(1405.03.11 – 1438.07.15)

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1405 – 1405.03.11 not possessed)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1405.03.11 – 1438.07.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tuam (Ireland) (1438.07.15 – 1441 not possessed)

Bishop Énri Ó ConnmaighPermalink
(1398.07 – 1405.03.11)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1398.07 – 1405.03.11)

Bishop of Kilmacduagh (Ireland) (1405.03.11 – ?)

Fr. David Corre, O.F.M.Permalink
(1398.03.20 – 1398 not possessed)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1398.03.20 – 1398 not possessed)

Archbishop Uilliam Ó CormacáinPermalink
(1393.01.27 – 1398)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tuam (Ireland) (1386.05.05 – 1393.01.27)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1393.01.27 – 1398)

Bishop Muircheartach mac Pilib O Cellaigh (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1378 – 1393.01.26)

Consecrated Bishop:1378
Died:1407.09.29

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1378 – 1393.01.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tuam (Ireland) (1393.01.26 – 1407.09.29)

Bishop Tomás mac Gilbert Ó Cellaigh (Thomas O’Kelly)Permalink
(1347 – 1378)

Died:1378

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1347 – 1378)

Bishop Seoán Ó LeaáinPermalink
(1322.08.06 – 1336.04.07)

Consecrated Bishop:1322.09.20
Died:1336.04.07

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1322.08.06 – 1336.04.07)

Bishop Robert Petit, O.F.M.Permalink
(1320.02.10 – 1321)

Died:1328.04.28

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1320.02.10 – 1321)

Bishop of Annaghdown (1325.10.27 – 1328.04.28)

Bishop Gregorius Ó BrócaigPermalink
(1308 – 1319)

Died:1319

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1308 – 1319)

Bishop Robert, O.S.B.Permalink
(1296.01.02 – 1307)

Died:1307

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1296.01.02 – 1307)

Bishop Johannes de Alatre (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1266 – 1295.10.02)

Consecrated Bishop:1266.12.19

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1266 – 1295.10.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Benevento (Italy) (1295.10.02 – 1300)

Bishop Tomás Ó Cellaigh (Tomás mac Domnaill Móir Ó Cellaig)Permalink
(1259 – 1263.01.06)

Died:1263.01.06

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1259 – 1263.01.06)

Bishop Cormac Ó Luimlín (Carus)Permalink
(1224? – 1259.06.19)

Died:1259.06.19

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1224? – 1259.06.19)

Bishop Máel Brigte Ua hEruráinPermalink
(1205 – ?)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1205 – ?)

Bishop Muirchertach Ua CarmacáinPermalink
(? – 1203)

Died:1203

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (? – 1203)

Bishop Domnall Ua FinnPermalink
(? – 1195)

Died:1195

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (? – 1195)

Bishop Muirchertach Ua Máel UidirPermalink
(1186 – 1187)

Died:1187

Bishop of Clonmacnois (Ireland) (1152 – 1187)

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1186 – 1187)

Bishop Celechair Ua hAirmedaigPermalink
(1179? – 1186)

Died:1186

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1179? – 1186)

Bishop Máel Ísu Mac in BairdPermalink
(1172 – 1173)

Died:1173

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1172 – 1173)

Bishop Petrus Ua Mórda, O. Cist.Permalink
(1150 – 1171.12.27)

Died:1171.12.27

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (1150 – 1171.12.27)

Bishop Gilla Pátraic Ua hAilchinnedPermalink
(? – 1149)

Died:1149

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (? – 1149)

Bishop Muiredach Ua hÉnlaingePermalink
(? – 1117)

Died:1117

Bishop of Clonfert (Ireland) (? – 1117)

Former Prelates


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