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Diocese of Ossory

Call for dioceses to publish their audited accounts online

Diocese of Ossory tops financial transparency survey, but 62 per cent of Irish dioceses post no financial statements on their websites, We Are Church Ireland finds.

2018.01.16.

Pope Francis appoints Monsignor Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory

Bishop-elect Farrell’s pastoral experience will enrich his service to the people, priests and religious in his new diocese.

2018.01.03.

Mill Hill Fathers to leave Kilkenny

“We appreciate that a Religious Order has to look at its resources of personnel from time to time – the age profile of the members and the shortage of Vocations – and to try to continue to be faithful to the charism of the Order in the prevailing circumstances.”

2017.07.14.

Death of Irish-born former nuncio to Rwanda, Ethiopia and New Zealand

As head of the diplomatic corps in Ethiopia at the time of the famine, Archbishop Thomas White was responsible for coordinating the contributions of many countries and charities in support of those who were starving.

2017.05.09.

Crowds attend annual Ladywell Novena in Co Laois

“Our crowds are holding up well. We get 500 to 600 a night,” - John Mooney, Secretary, Ladywell Committee.

2016.09.07.

Mgr Michael Ryan appointed administrator in Ossory

He has already served as Administrator of the Diocese for a period in 2007 following the retirement of Bishop Laurence Forstall.

2016.08.05.

Resignations of Bishops of Ossory and Galway announced

Health concerns cause Bishop Martin Drennan and Bishop Seamus Freeman to retire early.

2016.07.29.

Diocese of Ossory appoints Pastoral Plan Co-ordinator

Appointee to support work of parishes and offer vision and leadership to enable priests and people make needed changes to allow parishes continue to be vibrant faith communities.

2016.06.04.

Major capital funding announcement for schools

Bishops of Elphin and Ossory welcome Minister of Education and Skills’ new capital investment programme for schools 2016 to 2021.

2015.11.18.

Four new priests ordained for the Irish Church

Ordination of Fr Brian Griffin for service in Ossory is the first ordination in the diocese for 14 years.

2015.06.30.

Tributes paid to hurling’s Mgr Tommy Maher

“As a tactician he was brilliant in analysing the opposition and devising strategies to overcome them - a very inspirational figure.”

2015.03.29.

Bishop Freeman reveals he is recovering from a stroke

Leader of the Church in Ossory expected to make a full recovery.

2013.11.18.

Echoes of IEC2012 at ‘Faith of our Fathers’ conference

Conference template is IEC mix of speakers, workshops and exhibitors all under one roof.

2013.09.12.
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