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Diocese of

Kerry

Ireland Ireland

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 5,300 km²

Population: 146,790 Catholics (95.9% of 153,100 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cashel and Emly

Neighbouring Dioceses: Limerick (↗), Cloyne (→), Cork and Ross (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: St. Brendan (May 16)

Statistics: 53 parishes, 2 missions, 142 priests (125 diocesan, 17 religious), 153 lay religious (27 brothers, 126 sisters), 5 seminarians (2015)

Address: Bishop's House, Cathedral Walk, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Phone: (064)6631.168

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

Limerick (↗), Cloyne (→), Cork and Ross (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.05.02 – ...):Bishop Raymond Anthony Browne (61)Bishop Raymond Anthony Browne (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kerry (Roman Rite)

Bishop Raymond Anthony Browne (61)Bishop Raymond Anthony Browne (61)Permalink
(2013.05.02 – ...)

Bishop of Kerry (Ireland)

Love one another

Born:1957.01.23 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1982.07.04
Consecrated Bishop:2013.07.21

Bishop of Kerry (Ireland) (2013.05.02 – ...)

Bishop William Murphy (82)Bishop William Murphy (82)Permalink
(1995.06.17 – 2013.05.02)

Bishop emeritus of Kerry (Ireland)

Born:1936.06.06 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1961.06.18
Consecrated Bishop:1995.09.10

Bishop of Kerry (Ireland) (1995.06.17 – 2013.05.02)

Bishop Diarmaid O’SúilleabháinPermalink
(1985.03.29 – 1994.08.27)

Born:1924.12.03
Ordained Priest:1949.06.19
Consecrated Bishop:1985.05.26
Died:1994.08.27 († 69)

Bishop of Kerry (Ireland) (1985.03.29 – 1994.08.27)

Bishop Kevin McNamara (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1976.08.22 – 1984.11.15)

Deus prior dilexit nos

Born:1926.06.10
Ordained Priest:1949.06.19
Consecrated Bishop:1976.11.07
Died:1987.04.08 († 60)

Bishop of Kerry (Ireland) (1976.08.22 – 1984.11.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Dublin (Ireland) (1984.11.15 – 1987.04.08)

Bishop Eamon CaseyPermalink
(1969.07.17 – 1976.07.21)

Born:1927.04.24 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1951.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:1969.11.09
Died:2017.03.13 († 89)

Bishop of Kerry (Ireland) (1969.07.17 – 1976.07.21)

Bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh (Ireland) (1976.07.21 – 1992.05.06)

Bishop Denis J. MoynihanPermalink
(1952.02.10 – 1969.07.17)

Born:1885.06.16
Ordained Priest:1909.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:1941.09.27
Died:1975.12.06 († 90)

Bishop of Ross (Ireland) (1941.07.05 – 1952.02.10)

Bishop of Kerry (Ireland) (1952.02.10 – 1969.07.17)

Titular Bishop of Suacia (1969.07.17 – 1970.12.10)

Bishops of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Roman Rite)

Bishop Michael O’BrienPermalink
(1927.06.20 – 1952.10.04)

Born:1877.03.31
Ordained Priest:1901.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:1927.07.24
Died:1952.10.04 († 75)

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1927.06.20 – 1952.10.04)

Bishop Charles O’SullivanPermalink
(1917.11.10 – 1927.01.29)

Born:1858.08.22
Ordained Priest:1884.07.06
Consecrated Bishop:1918.01.27
Died:1927.01.29 († 68)

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1917.11.10 – 1927.01.29)

Bishop John ManganPermalink
(1904.10.16 – 1917.07.01)

Died:1917.07.01

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1904.10.16 – 1917.07.01)

Bishop John CoffeyPermalink
(1889.07.22 – 1904.04.14)

Born:1836.01.10
Consecrated Bishop:1889.11.10
Died:1904.04.14 († 68)

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1889.07.22 – 1904.04.14)

Bishop Andrew HigginsPermalink
(1881.12.23 – 1889.05.01)

Born:1826.03 (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1882.02.05
Died:1889.05.01 († 63)

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1881.12.23 – 1889.05.01)

Bishop Daniel McCarthyPermalink
(1878.06.07 – 1881.07.23)

Born: (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1878.08.25
Died:1881.07.23

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1878.06.07 – 1881.07.23)

Bishop David MoriartyPermalink
(1856.07.22 – 1877.10.01)

Born:1814.08.18 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1839.04.25
Consecrated Bishop:1854.04.25
Died:1877.10.01 († 63)

Coadjutor Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1854.02.18 – 1856.07.22)

Titular Bishop of Antigonea (1854.03.08 – 1856.07.22)

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1856.07.22 – 1877.10.01)

Bishop Cornelius EganPermalink
(1824.09.29 – 1856.07.22)

Born:1780.06.24 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1804.05.26
Consecrated Bishop:1824.07.25
Died:1856.07.22 († 76)

Titular Bishop of Vera (1824.03.11 – 1824.09.29)

Coadjutor Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1824.04.04 – 1824.09.29)

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1824.09.29 – 1856.07.22)

Bishop Charles SughruePermalink
(1798.02.09 – 1824.09.29)

Born: (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1798.06.11
Died:1824.09.29

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1798.02.09 – 1824.09.29)

Bishop Gerard TeaghanPermalink
(1787.06.19 – 1797.07.04)

Born: (Ireland)
Died:1797.07.04

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1787.06.19 – 1797.07.04)

Bishop Francis MoylanPermalink
(1775.05.08 – 1787.06.03)

Born:1735.09.17 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1761
Consecrated Bishop:1775
Died:1815.02.10 († 79)

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1775.05.08 – 1787.06.03)

Bishop of Cork (Ireland) (1787.06.03 – 1815.02.10)

Bishop Nicholas MadgettPermalink
(1753.02.23 – 1774.08)

Consecrated Bishop:1753.02.23
Died:1774.08

Bishop of Killaloe (Ireland) (1752.12.11 – 1753.02.23)

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1753.02.23 – 1774.08)

Bishop William O’MearaPermalink
(1743.11 – 1753.02.23)

Died:1763

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1743.11 – 1753.02.23)

Bishop of Killaloe (Ireland) (1753.02.23 – 1763)

Bishop Eugene O’SullivanPermalink
(1739.04.24 – 1743)

Died:1743

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1739.04.24 – 1743)

Bishop Denis MoriartyPermalink
(1720.03.07 – 1739.02)

Born:1652 (Ireland)
Died:1739.02 († 87)

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1720.03.07 – 1739.02)

Bishop Richard O’ConnellPermalink
(1641.09.16 – 1650?)

Born: (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1643.06.10
Died:1650?

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1641.09.16 – 1650?)

Bishop Micheal FitzWalterPermalink
(1591.08.09 – 1600?)

Died:1600?

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1591.08.09 – 1600?)

Bishop James FitzMaurice, O. Cist.Permalink
(1536.05.15 – 1583)

Died:1583

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1536.05.15 – 1583)

Bishop John FitzGeraldPermalink
(1495.11.20 – 1536)

Died:1536

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1495.11.20 – 1536)

Bishop Philip SlackPermalink
(1488.10.27 – 1495)

Died:1495

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1488.10.27 – 1495)

Bishop John Pigge, O.P.Permalink
(1461.03.27 – 1473)

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1461.03.27 – 1473)

Bishop John SlackPermalink
(1458.09.18? – 1488.10)

Consecrated Bishop:1461
Died:1488.10

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1458.09.18? – 1488.10)

Bishop Mauricius Ó ConchobhairPermalink
(1452.01.26 – 1458)

Died:1458

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1452.01.26 – 1458)

Bishop Maurice SlackPermalink
(1450.01.30 – 1451)

Died:1451

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1450.01.30 – 1451)

Bishop Nicholas FitzMauricePermalink
(1408 – 1450)

Died:1450

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1408 – 1450)

Bishop John Attilburgh, O.S.B.Permalink
(1405.03.10 – 1410?)

Died:1410?

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1405.03.10 – 1410?)

Fr. Tomás mac Muircheartaigh Ó Cellaigh (Thomas O’Kelly), O.P. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1405 – 1405.03.11 not possessed)

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)

Fr. Nicholas Ball (later Bishop)Permalink
(1404 – 1405.12.02 not possessed)

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1404 – 1405.12.02 not possessed)

Bishop of Emly (Ireland) (1405.12.02 – 1421)

Bishop William BullPermalink
(1380 – 1404)

Died:1404

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1380 – 1404)

Bishop Cornelius Ó Tigernach, O.F.M.Permalink
(1372.10.22 – 1379)

Died:1379

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1372.10.22 – 1379)

Bishop John de VallePermalink
(1348.10.22 – 1372)

Died:1372

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1348.10.22 – 1372)

Bishop Ailín Ó hEichtigihirnPermalink
(1336.11.18 – 1347.12.02)

Consecrated Bishop:1336.11.18
Died:1347.12.02

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1336.11.18 – 1347.12.02)

Bishop Edmund of Caermarthen, O.P.Permalink
(1331 – 1331 not possessed)

Consecrated Bishop:1331.09.24

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1331 – 1331 not possessed)

Bishop Nicol Ó Samradáin, O. Cist.Permalink
(1288 – 1335)

Died:1335

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1288 – 1335)

Bishop NicolausPermalink
(1286 – 1288.03.14)

Died:1288.03.14

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1286 – 1288.03.14)

Bishop JohannesPermalink
(1265 – 1286)

Died:1286

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1265 – 1286)

Bishop PhilippusPermalink
(1257 – 1264)

Consecrated Bishop:1257
Died:1264

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1257 – 1264)

Bishop Christianus, O.P.Permalink
(1253 – 1256)

Died:1256

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1253 – 1256)

Bishop BrendánPermalink
(1236 – 1251.08.01)

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1236 – 1251.08.01)

Bishop GilbertusPermalink
(1218 – 1235)

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1218 – 1235)

Bishop John, O.S.B.Permalink
(1217 – 1224.06.18)

Died:1245.10.14

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1217 – 1224.06.18)

Bishop David Ua DuibdithribPermalink
(1197? – 1207)

Died:1207

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1197? – 1207)

Bishop Domnall O ConnairchePermalink
(? – 1193)

Died:1193

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (? – 1193)

Bishop Máel Brénainn Ua RónáinPermalink
(1152? – 1161.09.21)

Died:1161.09.21

Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe (Ireland) (1152? – 1161.09.21)

Bishops of Raigh Maighe Beiscirt (Roman Rite)

Bishop Anmchad O h-AnmchadaPermalink
(? – 1117)

Died:1117

Bishop of Raigh Maighe Beiscirt (Ireland) (? – 1117)

Former Prelates


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