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Diocese of

Elphin

Ireland Ireland

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 301 km²

Population: 81,105 Catholics (90.0% of 90,105 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Tuam

Neighbouring Dioceses: Tuam (↙), Achonry (←), Killala (←), Kilmore (↗), Ardagh (→), Meath (↘), Clonfert (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: St. Asicus (April 27), Immaculate Conception (December 8)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: July 1

Statistics: 37 parishes, 5 missions, 80 priests (63 diocesan, 17 religious), 6 deacons, 90 lay religious (18 brothers, 72 sisters), 1 seminarian (2015)

Address: Bishop's House, St. Mary's Sligo, Ireland

Phone: (071)91.62.670

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

History


Special Churches

Tuam (↙), Achonry (←), Killala (←), Kilmore (↗), Ardagh (→), Meath (↘), Clonfert (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.05.14 – ...):Bishop Kevin Peter Doran (65)Bishop Kevin Peter Doran (65)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Elphin (Roman Rite)

Bishop Kevin Peter Doran (65)Bishop Kevin Peter Doran (65)Permalink
(2014.05.14 – ...)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland)

Unum corpus in Christo

Born:1953.06.26 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1977.07.06
Consecrated Bishop:2014.07.13

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (2014.05.14 – ...)

Bishop Christopher JonesPermalink
(1994.05.24 – 2014.05.14)

Fiat mihi

Born:1936.03.03 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1962.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:1994.08.15
Died:2018.05.18 († 82)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1994.05.24 – 2014.05.14)

Bishop Dominic Joseph ConwayPermalink
(1971.03.12 – 1994.05.24)

Born:1918.01.01 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1941.11.09
Consecrated Bishop:1970.11.08
Died:1996.08.22 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Roscrea (1970.10.16 – 1971.03.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1970.10.16 – 1971.03.12)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1971.03.12 – 1994.05.24)

Bishop Vincent HanlyPermalink
(1950.07.19 – 1970.11.09)

Born:1899.04.22
Ordained Priest:1923.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:1950.09.24
Died:1970.11.09 († 71)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1950.07.19 – 1970.11.09)

Bishop Edward DoorlyPermalink
(1926.07.17 – 1950.04.05)

Born:1868.11.23
Ordained Priest:1895.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:1923.06.24
Died:1950.04.05 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Sarepta (1923.04.05 – 1926.07.17)

Coadjutor Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1923.04.05 – 1926.07.17)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1926.07.17 – 1950.04.05)

Bishop Bernard CoynePermalink
(1913.01.18 – 1926.07.17)

Born:1854
Died:1926.07.17 († 72)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1913.01.18 – 1926.07.17)

Bishop John Joseph ClancyPermalink
(1895.02.08 – 1912)

Born:1856.12.23 (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1895.03.24
Died:1912 († 56)

Titular Bishop of Achantus (1895.01.12 – 1895.02.08)

Coadjutor Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1895.01.12 – 1895.02.08)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1895.02.08 – 1912)

Bishop Laurence Gillooly, C.M.Permalink
(1858.12.01 – 1895.01.15)

Born:1819.05.12 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1847.12.06
Consecrated Bishop:1856.09.07
Died:1895.01.15 († 75)

Titular Bishop of Belline (1856.02.29 – 1858.12.01)

Coadjutor Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1856.02.29 – 1858.12.01)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1858.12.01 – 1895.01.15)

Bishop George Joseph Plunket BrownePermalink
(1844.03.26 – 1858.12.01)

Born: (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1831.10.23
Died:1858.12.01

Bishop of Galway (Ireland) (1831.08.06 – 1844.03.26)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1844.03.26 – 1858.12.01)

Bishop Patrick BurkePermalink
(1827.05.08 – 1843.09.16)

Consecrated Bishop:1819.06.27
Died:1843.09.16

Titular Bishop of Augustopolis (1819.01.12 – 1827.05.08)

Coadjutor Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1819.01.12 – 1827.05.08)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1827.05.08 – 1843.09.16)

Bishop George Thomas PlunkettPermalink
(1814.10.04 – 1827.05.08)

Born: (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1815.02.24
Died:1827.05.08

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1814.10.04 – 1827.05.08)

Bishop Edward FrenchPermalink
(1787.02.13 – 1810.04.29)

Died:1810.04.29

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1787.02.13 – 1810.04.29)

Bishop James O’FallonPermalink
(1756.08.04 – 1786.12.02)

Died:1786.12.02

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1756.08.04 – 1786.12.02)

Bishop John Brett, O.P.Permalink
(1748.08.28 – 1756.06.12)

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 Patrick French, O.F.M.Permalink
(1731.11 – 1748)

Died:1748

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1731.11 – 1748)

Bishop Gabriel O’KellyPermalink
(1718.03.20 – 1731.08.04)

Consecrated Bishop:1718.06.08
Died:1731.08.04

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1718.03.20 – 1731.08.04)

Bishop Ambrose MacDermott, O.P.Permalink
(1707.03.15 – 1717.09)

Died:1717.09

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1707.03.15 – 1717.09)

Bishop Dominic de Burgo, O.P.Permalink
(1671.07.13 – 1701.01.01)

Consecrated Bishop:1671.11.22
Died:1701.01.01

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1671.07.13 – 1701.01.01)

Bishop Boetius Egan, O.F.M.Permalink
(1625.06.09 – 1650.04.19)

Consecrated Bishop:1626
Died:1650.04.19

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1625.06.09 – 1650.04.19)

Bishop Andrew O’Crean, O.P.Permalink
(1562.01.28 – 1594)

Died:1594

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1562.01.28 – 1594)

Bishop John O’HeynePermalink
(Apostolic Administrator sede plena 1545 – 1556)

Bishop Bernard O’Higgins, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1542.05.05 – 1561)

Consecrated Bishop:1542.09.07
Died:1564

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1542.05.05 – 1561)

Bishop Bernard O’Donnell, O.F.M.Permalink
(1541.06.03 – 1542)

Died:1542

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1541.03.30 – 1541.06.03)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1541.06.03 – 1542)

Bishop Gabriel de S. Serio, O.S.B.Permalink
(1539.08.27 – 1541.06.03)

Died:1542.05.05

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1539.08.27 – 1541.06.03)

Bishop of Ferns (Ireland) (1541.06.03 – 1542.05.05)

Bishop John Maxey, O. Praem.Permalink
(1525.04.07 – 1536.08.15)

Died:1536.08.15

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1525.04.07 – 1536.08.15)

Bishop Christopher FisherPermalink
(1508.12.12 – ?)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1508.12.12 – ?)

Bishop Cornelius Ó FlannagainPermalink
(1501? – ?)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1501? – ?)

Bishop George BranaPermalink
(1499.04.15 – ?)

Consecrated Bishop:1483.05.03
Died:1529

Bishop of Dromore (Northern Ireland) (1483.04.18 – 1499.04.15)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1499.04.15 – ?)

Bishop Riocard mac Briain Ó gCuanach, O.P.Permalink
(1492.06.22 – ?)

Died:1501?

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1492.06.22 – ?)

Bishop Hugo ArwardPermalink
(1487.01.24 – ?)

Died:1495?

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1487.01.24 – ?)

Bishop Nicol Ó Flannagáin, O.P.Permalink
(1469.07.10 – 1494.09)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1458.06.07 – 1469.07.10 not possessed)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1469.07.10 – 1494.09)

Fr. Nicol Ó Flannagáin, O.P. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1458.06.07 – 1469.07.10 not possessed)

(see above)

Bishop Conchobair Ó Maolalaidh, O.F.M.Permalink
(1449.10.20 – 1468)

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 William Ó hEidheáinPermalink
(1429.12.02 – 1449.10.20)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1429.12.02 – 1449.10.20)

Bishop of Emly (Ireland) (1449.10.20 – 1475)

Bishop Laurentius Ó BeólláinPermalink
(1429.01.26 – 1429.10.20)

Died:1429.10.20

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1429.01.26 – 1429.10.20)

Bishop JohannesPermalink
(? – 1429)

Died:1429

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (? – 1429)

Bishop Edmund BarrettPermalink
(1421 – 1421)

Died:1421

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1421 – 1421)

Bishop Robert FostenPermalink
(1418.02.18 – ?)

Died:1430?

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1418.02.18 – ?)

Bishop Seaán Ó GrádaPermalink
(1407 – 1417)

Died:1417

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1407 – 1417)

Bishop Gerard Caneton, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1405 – 1405 not possessed)

Bishop of Cloyne (Ireland) (1394.03.16 – 1405)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1405 – 1405 not possessed)

Fr. Seoán Ó MocháinPermalink
(1383.01 – 1394.09.16 not possessed)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1383.01 – 1394.09.16 not possessed)

Bishop of Derry (Northern Ireland) (1394.09.16 – 1394 not possessed)

Bishop Thomas BarrettPermalink
(1372.06.16 – 1404)

Died:1404

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1372.06.16 – 1404)

Bishop Gregorius Ó Mocháin (Gregory O’Moghan/O’Mahon) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1357.02.27 – 1372.05.07)

Died:1383

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1357.02.27 – 1372.05.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tuam (Ireland) (1372.05.07 – 1383)

Bishop CarolusPermalink
(1355? – 1357)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1355? – 1357)

Bishop Seoán Ó FínnachtaPermalink
(1326 – 1354)

Consecrated Bishop:1326
Died:1354

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1326 – 1354)

Bishop Lúrint Ó LachtnáinPermalink
(1313.01.21 – 1326)

Died:1326

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1313.01.21 – 1326)

Bishop Máel Sechlainn Mac Áeda (Malachias/Malachi MacHugh) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1310.06.22 – 1312.12.19)

Died:1348.08.10

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1310.06.22 – 1312.12.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tuam (Ireland) (1312.12.19 – 1348.08.10)

Bishop Cathal Ó Conchobair, O. Praem.Permalink
(1307 – 1310)

Consecrated Bishop:1307.10
Died:1343

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1307 – 1310)

Bishop Donnchad Ó Flannacain, O. Cist.Permalink
(1303 – 1307.06.02)

Died:1307.06.02

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1303 – 1307.06.02)

Bishop Gilla Ísu mac in Liathána Ó Conchobair, O. Praem.Permalink
(1285.08.10 – 1296)

Died:1296

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1285.08.10 – 1296)

Bishop Muiris mac Néill Ó Conchobair, O.P.Permalink
(1266 – 1284.12.05)

Died:1284.12.05

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1266 – 1284.12.05)

Bishop Tomas mac Fergail Mac Diarmata, O. Cist.Permalink
(1262 – 1265)

Died:1265

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1262 – 1265)

Bishop Máel Sechlainn Ó ConchobairPermalink
(1260 – 1262.01.09)

Consecrated Bishop:1260.11
Died:1262.01.09

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1260 – 1262.01.09)

Bishop Tomaltach mac Toirrdelbaig Ó Conchobhair (Thomas O’Conor) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1246 – 1259.03.23)

Consecrated Bishop:1247.01.21
Died:1279.06.16

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1246 – 1259.03.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tuam (Ireland) (1259.03.23 – 1279.06.16)

Bishop Eóin Ó MugróinPermalink
(1245.07.02 – 1246)

Consecrated Bishop:1245
Died:1246

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1245.07.02 – 1246)

Bishop Donnchad mac Fíngein Ó Conchobhair (Dionysius Donatus)Permalink
(1231 – 1244.04.24)

Consecrated Bishop:1231
Died:1244.04.24

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1231 – 1244.04.24)

Bishop AlanusPermalink
(1230 – 1230)

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1230 – 1230)

Bishop Dionysius Ó MórdaPermalink
(1217 – 1229)

Died:1231.12.15

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1217 – 1229)

Bishop Ardgar Ua ConchobairPermalink
(1206 – 1215)

Died:1215

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1206 – 1215)

Bishop Floirint Ua Riacáin Uí Máelruanaid, O. Cist.Permalink
(1180 – 1195)

Died:1195

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1180 – 1195)

Bishop Tommaltach mac Áeda Ua Conchobair (Thomas O’Conor) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(? – 1180)

Died:1201

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (? – 1180)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Armagh (Northern Ireland) (1180 – 1184)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Armagh (Northern Ireland) (1187 – 1201)

Bishop Máel Ísu Ua ConnachtáinPermalink
(1152? – 1174)

Died:1174

Bishop of Elphin (Ireland) (1152? – 1174)

Bishops of Roscommon (Roman Rite)

Bishop Flannacán Ua DubthaigPermalink
(? – 1152?)

Died:1168

Bishop of Roscommon (Ireland) (? – 1152?)

Bishop Domnall mac Flannacáin Ua DubthaigPermalink
(1111? – 1136.03.17)

Died:1136.03.17

Bishop of Roscommon (Ireland) (1111? – 1136.03.17)

Abbot nullius of Clonmacnois (Ireland) (1111? – 1136.03.17)

Former Prelates


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