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Diocese of

Limerick

Ireland Ireland

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 2,100 km²

Population: 184,300 Catholics (95.8% of 192,300 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cashel and Emly

Neighbouring Dioceses: Kerry (↙), Killaloe (↑), Cashel and Emly (→), Cloyne (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: St. Munchin (January 3), St. Ita (January 15)

Statistics: 60 parishes, 154 priests (115 diocesan, 39 religious), 379 lay religious (107 brothers, 272 sisters), 1 seminarian (2015)

Address: Diocesan Offices, Henry Street, Limerick, Ireland

Phone: (061)31.58.56

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Kerry (↙), Killaloe (↑), Cashel and Emly (→), Cloyne (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.01.10 – ...):Bishop Brendan Leahy (58)Bishop Brendan Leahy (58)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Limerick (Roman Rite)

Bishop Brendan Leahy (58)Bishop Brendan Leahy (58)Permalink
(2013.01.10 – ...)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland)

Born:1960.03.28 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1986.06.05
Consecrated Bishop:2013.04.14

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (2013.01.10 – ...)

Bishop Donal Brendan Murray (78)Bishop Donal Brendan Murray (78)Permalink
(1996.02.10 – 2009.12.17)

Bishop emeritus of Limerick (Ireland)

Veritas in Caritate

Born:1940.05.29 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1966.05.22
Consecrated Bishop:1982.04.18

Titular Bishop of Glenndálocha (1982.03.04 – 1996.02.10)

Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin (Ireland) (1982.03.04 – 1996.02.10)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1996.02.10 – 2009.12.17)

Bishop Jeremiah NewmanPermalink
(1974.05.17 – 1995.04.03)

Born:1926.03.31
Ordained Priest:1950.06.18
Consecrated Bishop:1974.07.14
Died:1995.04.03 († 69)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1974.05.17 – 1995.04.03)

Bishop Henry MurphyPermalink
(1958.07.01 – 1973.10.08)

Veritas in Caritate

Born:1912.05.19
Ordained Priest:1936.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:1958.08.31
Died:1973.10.08 († 61)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1958.07.01 – 1973.10.08)

Bishop Patrick O’NeillPermalink
(1945.12.15 – 1958.03.27)

Born:1891.02.08
Ordained Priest:1915.06.20
Consecrated Bishop:1946.02.24
Died:1958.03.27 († 67)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1945.12.15 – 1958.03.27)

Bishop David KeanePermalink
(1923.12.29 – 1945.03.14)

Born:1871.02.27 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1895.06
Consecrated Bishop:1924.03
Died:1945.03.14 († 74)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1923.12.29 – 1945.03.14)

Bishop Denis HallinanPermalink
(1918.03.10 – 1923.07.02)

Born:1849.11.14
Ordained Priest:1874
Consecrated Bishop:1918.03.10
Died:1923.07.02 († 73)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1918.03.10 – 1923.07.02)

Bishop Edward Thomas O’DwyerPermalink
(1886.05.18 – 1917.08.19)

Born:1842
Ordained Priest:1867.06
Consecrated Bishop:1886.06.29
Died:1917.08.19 († 75)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1886.05.18 – 1917.08.19)

Bishop George ButlerPermalink
(1864.06.04 – 1886.02.03)

Born:1815.02.13 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1838.11.26
Consecrated Bishop:1863.07.25
Died:1886.02.03 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Cydonia (1861.06.13 – 1864.06.04)

Coadjutor Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1861.06.13 – 1864.06.04)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1864.06.04 – 1886.02.03)

Bishop John RyanPermalink
(1828.03.17 – 1864.06.04)

Born:1784.11 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1810.06
Consecrated Bishop:1825.12.11
Died:1864.06.04 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Myrina (1825.09.31 – 1828.03.17)

Coadjutor Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1825.09.31 – 1828.03.17)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1828.03.17 – 1864.06.04)

Bishop Charles TuohyPermalink
(1814.10.04 – 1828.03.17)

Born:1754 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1780
Consecrated Bishop:1815.04.23
Died:1828.03.17 († 74)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1814.10.04 – 1828.03.17)

Bishop John YoungPermalink
(1796.06.19 – 1813.09.22)

Born:1746.03 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1769.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1793.05.20
Died:1813.09.22 († 67)

Titular Bishop of Maxula (1793.01.03 – 1796.06.19)

Coadjutor Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1793.01.03 – 1796.06.19)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1796.06.19 – 1813.09.22)

Bishop Denis ConwayPermalink
(1779.02.25 – 1796.06.19)

Born: (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1779.06.20
Died:1796.06.19

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1779.02.25 – 1796.06.19)

Bishop Daniel KearneyPermalink
(1759.11.27 – 1778.01.24)

Born: (Ireland)
Consecrated Bishop:1760.01.27
Died:1778.01.24

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1759.11.27 – 1778.01.24)

Bishop Robert LacyPermalink
(1737.08.30 – 1759.08.04)

Consecrated Bishop:1638.02.23
Died:1759.08.04

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1737.08.30 – 1759.08.04)

Bishop Cornelius O’KeeffePermalink
(1720.03.07 – 1737.05.04)

Died:1737.05.04

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1720.03.07 – 1737.05.04)

Bishop John O’MollonyPermalink
(1698.01.24 – 1702.09.03)

Consecrated Bishop:1672.03
Died:1702.09.03

Bishop of Killaloe (Ireland) (1671.05.26 – 1698.01.24)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1698.01.24 – 1702.09.03)

Apostolic Administrator of Killaloe (Ireland) (1698.01.24 – 1702.09.03)

Bishop James DowleyPermalink
(1676.05.04 – 1685.01)

Died:1685.01

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1676.05.04 – 1685.01)

Bishop Edmund O’DwyerPermalink
(1646.05.23 – 1654.04.05)

Consecrated Bishop:1645.05.07
Died:1654.04.05

Titular Bishop of Calama (1645.02.06 – 1646.05.23)

Coadjutor Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1645.02.06 – 1646.05.23)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1646.05.23 – 1654.04.05)

Bishop Richard ArthurPermalink
(1620.05.18 – 1646.05.23)

Consecrated Bishop:1623.09
Died:1646.05.23

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1620.05.18 – 1646.05.23)

Bishop Cornelius O’BoylePermalink
(1582.08.20 – 1591)

Died:1591

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1582.08.20 – 1591)

Bishop Hugh LacyPermalink
(1556.11.24 – 1580)

Died:1580

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1556.11.24 – 1580)

Bishop John Quin (Seaán Ó Cuinn), O.P.Permalink
(1524.10.21 – 1551.04.09)

Died:1554

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1524.10.21 – 1551.04.09)

Bishop John Folan (John O’Phelan)Permalink
(1489.04.24 – 1522.01.30)

Died:1522.01.30

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1489.04.24 – 1522.01.30)

Bishop John DunowePermalink
(1486.11.13 – 1489)

Died:1489

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1486.11.13 – 1489)

Fr. Richard StakpollPermalink
(1486.09.18 – 1486.11.13 not possessed)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1486.09.18 – 1486.11.13 not possessed)

Bishop Thomas ArthurPermalink
(1469.07.14 – 1486.07.19)

Consecrated Bishop:1469.09.10
Died:1486.07.19

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1469.07.14 – 1486.07.19)

Bishop William Creagh (William Russell)Permalink
(1458.04.19 – 1469)

Died:1469

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1458.04.19 – 1469)

Bishop Thomas Leger, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1456.05.10 – 1456.11.23)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1456.05.10 – 1456.11.23)

Bishop John Mothel, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1426.10.07 – 1458.04)

Died:1468

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1426.10.07 – 1458.04)

Bishop Conchobhar Ó Deadhaidh (Cornelius O’Dea), O.F.M.Permalink
(1400 – 1425)

Died:1434.07.27

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1400 – 1425)

Bishop Bernardus Ó ConchobhairPermalink
(1399 – 1399 not possessed)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1399 – 1399 not possessed)

Bishop of Ross (Ireland) (1399 – 1399)

Bishop Peter CurraghPermalink
(1369.02.19 – 1399)

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1369.02.19 – 1399)

Bishop of Ross (Ireland) (1399 – 1399)

Bishop Stephen Wall (Stephen de Valle)Permalink
(1360 – 1369.02.19)

Died:1379.11.10

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1360 – 1369.02.19)

Bishop of Meath (Ireland) (1369.02.19 – 1379.11.10)

Bishop Stephen LawlessPermalink
(1354 – 1359.12.28)

Consecrated Bishop:1354
Died:1359.12.28

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1354 – 1359.12.28)

Bishop Maurice de Rochfort (Maurice de Rupe)Permalink
(1336 – 1353.06.09)

Consecrated Bishop:1337.04.06
Died:1353.06.09

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1336 – 1353.06.09)

Bishop Eustace de l’Eau (Eustace de Aqua)Permalink
(1312 – 1336.05.03)

Died:1336.05.03

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1312 – 1336.05.03)

Bishop Robert de DundonaldPermalink
(1302 – 1311.05.03)

Died:1311.05.03

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1302 – 1311.05.03)

Bishop Gerald le MareshallPermalink
(1273 – 1302.02.10)

Died:1302.02.10

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1273 – 1302.02.10)

Bishop Robert of EmlyPermalink
(1251 – 1272.09.08)

Died:1272.09.08

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1251 – 1272.09.08)

Bishop Hubert de Burgo, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1224 – 1250.09.14)

Died:1250.09.14

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1224 – 1250.09.14)

Bishop EdmundPermalink
(1208? – 1222)

Died:1222

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1208? – 1222)

Bishop Donnchad Ua Briain (Donatus)Permalink
(1190 – 1207)

Died:1207

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1190 – 1207)

Bishop BrictiusPermalink
(1167 – 1189?)

Died:1189?

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1167 – 1189?)

Bishop TorgesiusPermalink
(1152? – 1167)

Died:1167

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1152? – 1167)

Bishop Erolb (Harold)Permalink
(1140 – 1151)

Died:1151

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1140 – 1151)

Bishop PatriciusPermalink
(1140 – 1148)

Died:1148

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1140 – 1148)

Bishop Gilli alias Gilla Espaic (Gilbert)Permalink
(1106? – 1140)

Died:1145

Bishop of Limerick (Ireland) (1106? – 1140)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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