Thurles (Roman Catholic parish)

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Location of Thurles Roman Catholic parish within Roman Catholic diocese of Cashel and Emly ThurlesRomanCatholicParish.jpg
Location of Thurles Roman Catholic parish within Roman Catholic diocese of Cashel and Emly
Comparison of the boundaries of (on the left) the Catholic parishes of Thurles (yellow) and Moycarkey-Borris (green) with those (on the right) of the civil parishes in the area ComparisonOfCatholicAndCivilParishesNearThurlesAndMoycarkey.jpg
Comparison of the boundaries of (on the left) the Catholic parishes of Thurles (yellow) and Moycarkey-Borris (green) with those (on the right) of the civil parishes in the area

Thurles is an ecclesiastical parish in the Thurles deanery of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly. [1]

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly is a Roman Catholic archdiocese in mid-western Ireland. The archdiocese is led by the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, who serves as pastor of the mother church, the Cathedral of the Assumption and metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Cashel and Emly. The Diocese of Cashel was established in 1111 by the Synod of Rathbreasail. The ecclesiastical province, which was roughly co-extensive with the secular province of Munster, was created in 1152 by the Synod of Kells. The cathedral church of the archdiocese is located in Thurles, County Tipperary. The incumbent archbishop is Kieran O'Reilly.

There are two churches in the parish, [2] both in the town of Thurles:

Thurles Town in Munster, Republic of Ireland

Thurles is a town in County Tipperary, Ireland. It is located in the civil parish of same name in the barony of Eliogarty and in the ecclesiastical parish of Thurles. The cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly is located in the town.

Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles

The Cathedral of the Assumption is the mother church of the Metropolitan Province of Cashel and the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly in Thurles, County Tipperary in Ireland. It is the cathedra of the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly and stands on the site of earlier chapels, which were the only Roman Catholic churches in Thurles. Following the English Reformation, many archdiocesan assets, including the cathedral at the Rock of Cashel were appropriated by the Established church. James Butler II (1774–91), on being appointed by the Holy See moved his residence and cathedra from Cashel, favouring Thurles instead, where his successors continue to reign today.

Extent of the parish

Writing in 1837, Lewis said that "the R. C. parish [of Thurles] is co-extensive with that of the Established Church" [3] which covered the same area as the civil parish of the same name. Today, however, the Roman Catholic parish includes the townlands in the civil parishes of Athnid (Adnith), Shyane and Rahelty. This situation was prefigured in Lewis's time because he wrote that "the living [of Thurles Church of Ireland parish] is ... partly united, by act of council, in 1682, to the vicarages of Rahelty, Shyane, and Adnith".

Thurles (civil parish)

Thurles is a civil parish in the barony of Eliogarty in County Tipperary.

Athnid

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Shyane

Shyane is a civil parish in County Tipperary, Ireland. It is one of 21 civil parishes in the historical barony of Eliogarty. It is divided into three townlands: Clobanna, Rossestown and Coolgarrane.

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Templetouhy (civil parish)

Templetouhy, often written Templetuohy, is a civil parish that lies mainly in the barony of Ikerrin, County Tipperary although a single townland lies in the barony of Eliogarty. It is part of the Thurles poor law union. Writing in 1837, Lewis said that the parish of Templetuohy had 2,653 inhabitants.

References

  1. Parishes in Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly
  2. Mass Times, Thurles, Cathedral of the Assumption, Sts. Brigid & Joseph
  3. Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, (1837), page 623