Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe

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The Bishop of Limerick, Killaloe and Ardfert or the Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe ( /ˌkɪləˈl/ kil-ə-LOO; Full title: Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert, Aghadoe, Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert, Kilmacduagh and Emly) is the Church of Ireland Ordinary of the united Diocese of Limerick and Killaloe in the Province of Dublin. [1] As of January 2022, the position was vacant, but due to be taken up by Michael Burrows. [2] [3]

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Cathedrals

The united bishopric has three cathedrals:

Five others are in ruins or no longer exist:

Archdeacons

For administrative purposes the diocese is divided into two Archdeaconries: Wayne Carney is the Archdeacon of Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert and Kilmacduagh; [7] and Simon Lumby is the Archdeacon of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe. [7]

List of bishops

Bishops of Limerick and Killaloe
FromUntilIncumbentNotes
19761981 Edwin Owen Formerly Bishop of Killaloe and Clonfert; elected Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe on 21 September 1976; enthroned 5 December 1976; retired on 6 January 1981; died 2 April 2005. [8]
19811985 Walton Empey Born 26 October 1934; elected 14 January 1981; consecrated 25 March 1981; [8] translated to Meath and Kildare in 1985, and subsequently to Dublin in 1996.
19852000 Edward Darling Born 24 July 1933; consecrated at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin on 30 November 1985; retired on 31 July 2000. [9]
20002008 Michael Mayes Born 1941; translated from Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh; [10] elected 8 September 2000; [10] retired 31 March 2008. [11]
20082014 Trevor Williams Elected 6 May 2008; [12] consecrated at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin on 11 July 2008. [13] Retired in July 2014.
20152021 Kenneth Kearon Elected 8 September 2014; consecrated 24 January 2015; retired 31 October 2021
TBD Michael Burrows Elected 14 January 2022 [2] [3]

Episcopal combination history

Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe
(Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert, Aghadoe, Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert, Kilmacduagh and Emly)
Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe Bishop of Limerick
Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe
(also called Bishop of Kerry or Bishop of Iar Mumhan)
Bishop of Killaloe and Clonfert
(Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora with Clonfert and Kilmacduagh)
Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora Bishop of Killaloe
(already united with Roscrea)
Bishop of Kilfenora
Bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh Bishop of Clonfert
Bishop of Kilmacduagh
plus the See of Emly, via first Cashel (& Emly) and then Cashel & Waterford

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  2. 1 2 "New Church of Ireland Bishop of Limerick". Limerick Post. 14 January 2022. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  3. 1 2 "The Rt Revd Michael Burrows elected as Bishop of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe". Church of Ireland. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
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  5. St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe. Retrieved on 9 January 2009.
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  7. 1 2 "The Cathedral Churches of Limerick and Killaloe". The Church of Ireland. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
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  10. 1 2 Election of new Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe. Retrieved on 9 January 2009.
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