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Diocese of

Kerry

Ireland Ireland

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Kerry / Kerrien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cashel and Emly

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (109)

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

Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.05.02 – ...):Bishop Raymond Anthony Browne (66)Bishop Raymond Anthony Browne (66)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kerry (Roman Rite)

Bishop Raymond Anthony Browne (66)Bishop Raymond Anthony Browne (66)
(2013.05.02 – ...)

Bishop of Kerry (Ireland)

Love one another

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

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

Bishop William Murphy (86)Bishop William Murphy (86)
(1995.06.17 – 2013.05.02)

Bishop emeritus of Kerry (Ireland)

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

Bishop of Kerry (Ireland) (1995.06.17 – 2013.05.02)

Bishop Diarmaid O’Súilleabháin
(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)
(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 Casey
(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. Moynihan
(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’Brien
(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’Sullivan
(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 Mangan
(1904.10.16 – 1917.07.01)

Died:1917.07.01

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

Bishop John Coffey
(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 Higgins
(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 McCarthy
(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 Moriarty
(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 Egan
(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 Sughrue
(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 Teaghan
(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 Moylan
(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 Madgett
(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’Meara
(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’Sullivan
(1739.04.24 – 1743)

Died:1743

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

Bishop Denis Moriarty
(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’Connell
(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 FitzWalter
(1591.08.09 – 1600?)

Died:1600?

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

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

Died:1583

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

Bishop John FitzGerald
(1495.11.20 – 1536)

Died:1536

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

Bishop Philip Slack
(1488.10.27 – 1495)

Died:1495

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

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

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

Bishop John Slack
(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 Conchobhair
(1452.01.26 – 1458)

Died:1458

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

Bishop Maurice Slack
(1450.01.30 – 1451)

Died:1451

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

Bishop Nicholas FitzMaurice
(1408 – 1450)

Died:1450

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

Bishop John Attilburgh, O.S.B.
(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)
(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)
(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 Bull
(1380 – 1404)

Died:1404

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

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

Died:1379

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

Bishop John de Valle
(1348.10.22 – 1372)

Died:1372

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

Bishop Ailín Ó hEichtigihirn
(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.
(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.
(1288 – 1335)

Died:1335

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

Bishop Nicolaus
(1286 – 1288.03.14)

Died:1288.03.14

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

Bishop Johannes
(1265 – 1286)

Died:1286

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

Bishop Philippus
(1257 – 1264)

Consecrated Bishop:1257
Died:1264

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

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

Died:1256

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

Bishop Brendán
(1236 – 1251.08.01)

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

Bishop Gilbertus
(1218 – 1235)

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

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

Died:1245.10.14

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

Bishop David Ua Duibdithrib
(1197? – 1207)

Died:1207

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

Bishop Domnall O Connairche
(? – 1193)

Died:1193

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

Bishop Máel Brénainn Ua Rónáin
(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-Anmchada
(? – 1117)

Died:1117

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

Former Prelates

Contact Info

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

Phone: (064)6631.168

Websites:

Statistics

Area: 5,300 km²

Population: 136,541 Catholics (93.2% of 146,500 total) (2020)

Statistics: 53 parishes, 1 mission, 81 priests (77 diocesan, 4 religious), 6 deacons, 128 lay religious (16 brothers, 112 sisters), 2 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Brendan of Clonfert (May 16)

History

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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