- Diocese of Limerick and Killaloe
The Diocese of Limerick and Killaloe (Full title: United Dioceses of Limerick, Ardfert, Aghadoe, Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert, Kilmacduagh and Emly) is a diocese in the Church of Ireland, located in Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin. It is one of the twelve Church of Ireland dioceses which cover the whole of Ireland. The diocese covers all of counties Limerick, Kerry and Clare, plus parts of counties Galway, Cork and North Tipperary.
Overview and history
When the Church in England broke communion with the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England was established by the state as the established church. Later, by decree of the Irish Parliament, a similar new body became the State Church in the Kingdom of Ireland. It assumed possession of most Church property (and so retained a great repository of religious architecture and other items, though some were later destroyed). The substantial majority of the population remained faithful to Roman Catholicism, despite the political and economic advantages of membership in the state church. They were obliged to find alternative premises and to conduct their services in secret. The English-speaking minority mostly adhered to the Church of Ireland or to Presbyterianism. In 1833, the two provinces of Dublin and Cashel were merged. Over the centuries, numerous dioceses were merged, in view of declining membership. The same is true for this diocese where it can be seen that each of the entities listed in the title would have been a diocese in its own right. It is for this reason that the united diocese has three cathedrals.
- St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick,
- St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe,
- St Brendan's Cathedral, Clonfert.
Five others are in ruins or no longer exist:
- St Brendan's Cathedral, Ardfert was destroyed by fire in 1641
- St Alibeus' Cathedral, Emly was demolished in 1877.
- Kilmacduagh cathedral, which is partly in ruins
- Aghadoe Cathedral, which is partly in ruins
- Kilfenora Cathedral, which is partly in ruins, dates from the 12th century.
The diocese is divided into a number of parish groups.
- Adare Group: }} St Nicholas', Adare • Croom • St Andrew's, Kilfinane • St Peter & St Paul's, Kilmallock • St Beacon's, Kilpeacon • Knockaney.
- Aughrim Group: St Catherine's, Ahascragh • Ardrahan • Holy Trinity, Aughrim • St Matthew's, Clontuskert • St John the Evangelist's, Creagh • Woodlawn, Kilconell.
- Birr Group: St Brendan's, Birr • Dorrha • Lockeen • St Ruadhan's, Lorrha.
- Clonfert (Cathedral) Group: St Brendan's Cathedral, Clonfert • St John the Baptist's, Donanaughta • Christ Church's, Lickmolassy • St Paul's, Rynagh.
- Cloughjordan Group: Ballingarry • Borrisnafarney • Borrisokane • St Kieran's, Cloughjordan.
- Drumcliffe (Ennis) Group: St Columba, Drumcliffe • Kilfarboy • St Fachan's, Kilfenora • St James', Kilfieragh • Kilnasoolagh • Christ Church's, Shannon.
- Kenmare Group: St Michael & All Angels', Dromod • St Patrick's, Kenmare • Church of the Transfiguration, Kilcrohane • St John the Baptist's, Valentia.
- Kilcolman (Milltown) Group: St John's, Glenbeigh • Kilcolman • St Michael's, Killorglin • St Carthage's, Kiltallagh • Knockane.
- Killaloe (Cathedral) Group: Inniscaltra • St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe • St Senan's, Kiltinanlea • All Saints', Stradbally • St Cronan, Tuamgraney.
- Killarney Group: St Mary, Killarney • Holy Trinity, Muckross.
- Limerick (Cathedral) Group: St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick • Abington • St Michael's, Limerick.
- Nenagh Group: Killodiernan • St Mary's, Nenagh • Templederry.
- Rathkeale Group: St Mary's, Askeaton • Kilcornan • Kilnaughtin • Holy Trinity, Rathkeale.
- Roscrea Group: St Burchin's, Bourney • Christ Church's, Corbally • St Molua, Kyle • St Cronan's, Roscrea.
- Shinrone Group: Aghancon • Dunkerrin • St Finnian's, Kinnitty • St Mary's, Shinrone.
- Tralee Group: Ballymacelligott • Ballyseedy • St James's, Dingle • Kilgobbin, Camp • Killiney, Castlegregory • St John's, Tralee.
- Plus the University of Limerick.
List of bishops
- Edwin Owen (1976–1981)
- Walton Newcombe Francis Empey (1981–1985)
- Edward Flewett Darling (1985–2000)
- Michael Hugh Gunton Mayes (2000–2008)
- Trevor Williams (2008–present)
- List of Anglican dioceses in the United Kingdom and Ireland
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Limerick
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Kerry (formerly Ardfert and Aghadoe)
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Clonfert
- Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly
- ^ The Revd Canon Trevor Williams Elected Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe. Retrieved on 9 January 2009.
- ^ Consecration of the Rt Revd Trevor Williams as Bishop of Limerick. Retrieved on 9 January 2009.
- ^ St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick. Retrieved on 9 January 2009.
- ^ St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe. Retrieved on 9 January 2009.
- ^ a b The Cathedral Churches of Limerick and Killaloe. Retrieved on 9 January 2009.
- ^ Parish Information. Diocese of Limerick and Killaloe website. Retrieved on 6 October 2009.
- ^ St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe. Retrieved on 7 September 2009.
- ^ Shinrone Group of Parishes. Retrieved on 7 September 2009.
Church of Ireland dioceses Province of Armagh Province of Dublin
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe — Anglicanism portal The Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe (Full title: Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert, Aghadoe, Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert, Kilmacduagh and Emly) is the … Wikipedia
Diocese of Meath and Kildare — The United Dioceses of Meath and Kildare is a diocese in the Church of Ireland located in Ireland. The diocese is in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin. Contents 1 Overview and history 1.1 History of the diocese of Meath … Wikipedia
Diocese of Bath and Wells — Location Ecclesiastical province Canterbury Archdeaconries … Wikipedia
Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham — Location Ecclesiastical province York Archdeaconries Newark, Nottingham Statistics Parishes … Wikipedia
Diocese of Swansea and Brecon — Location Ecclesiastical province Wales … Wikipedia
Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough — For other uses, see Diocese of Dublin (disambiguation). The United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough is a diocese of the Church of Ireland in the east of Ireland. It is headed by the Archbishop of Dublin who is also styled the Primate of Ireland … Wikipedia
Diocese of Ripon and Leeds — Coordinates: 54°08′06″N 1°31′12″W / 54.135°N 1.520°W / 54.135; 1.520 … Wikipedia
Diocese of Cashel and Ossory — Anglicanism portal The United Dioceses of Cashel and Ossory (Full title: The United Dioceses of Cashel, Waterford and Lismore with Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin) is a diocese of the Church of Ireland in southern Ireland … Wikipedia
Diocese of Down and Dromore — The Diocese of Down and Dromore (also known as the United Dioceses of Down and Dromore)is a diocese of the Church of Ireland in the north east of Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Armagh. The geographical remit of the diocese… … Wikipedia
Diocese of Sodor and Man — This article is about the Church of England diocese. For the fictional island, see Sodor (fictional island). Diocese of Sodor and Man Location Ecclesiastical province York Archdeaconries Man … Wikipedia