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Diocese of Ardagh (and Clonmacnois)

Dioecesis Ardachadensis (et Cluanensis)



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Bishop(s)

  • Francis Duffy, Bishop
  • Colm O’Reilly, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 5th Century
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Armagh
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Ireland
  • Square Kilometers: 2,437 (941 Square Miles)
  • Description: Most of Longford and Leitrim and parts of Cavan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath
  • Official Web Site: http://www.ardaghdiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, St. Michael's, Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland
  • Telephone: (043)33.46.432
  • Fax: 33.46.833

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
5th CenturyErectedDiocese of Ardagh (and Clonmacnois) (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195075,63078,18596.7%11461206302736441ap1951
195973,54475,98796.8%11661226023238741ap1960
197061,57663,16497.5%11671235002638241ap1971
198068,17069,66497.9%103171205683236541ap1981
199069,54170,36098.8%95221175943134541ap1991
199969,70070,45098.9%8512977181925041ap2000
200069,70070,45098.9%8211937491824641ap2001
200169,70070,45098.9%807878011523841ap2002
200273,12375,73296.6%756819021323541ap2003
200373,22076,02796.3%736799261323241ap2004
200473,30076,50095.8%736799271423341ap2005
200676,92079,14297.2%716779981223141ap2007
201279,60084,70094.0%657721,1051116641ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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