(United Dioceses of Cashel, Ferns, Leighlin, Lismore, Ossory & Waterford)


The Peace of the Lord be always with you!

Welcome to the website of the Diocese of Cashel Ferns and Ossory.

We are one of the twelve dioceses of the Church of Ireland, covering a large area of the South East from Rosslare to Mountrath and from Gorey to Cahir.

We hope what you see and read on this site will give you an impression of our life, worship and witness and make you feel very welcome to join in our activities.

We have a long history and nearly one hundred and fifty church buildings, including six ancient cathedrals. But at the end of the day we are about people…. Bringing them into fellowship with God and with each another as week by week we gather to break the bread and to tell the ever – fresh story of God’s loving presence in Jesus Christ and in the whole life of the world.

Some find faith easy, some find it very challenging, but wherever you are on your journey of faith we welcome you and wish to walk with you in the quest for hope and holiness.

Web pages, however captivating, are no substitute for human contact or for the love and care we all need if we are to face the turbulence and pace of modern life. We hope what you read here will draw you into our midst as we seek though worship and personal encounter to make our response to the human experience of God.

Michael Cashel Ferns and Ossory



– Are you interested in writing and publishing a book or booklet, in print or online, related to your parish or the wider Diocese?

If so, there may be a grant available to help you do this from the Knox Bequest.

  • Applications are open to individuals and groups.
  • Annual closing date: 30th April 2018

Please go here for all details

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Sunday and Weekday Readings 2018 – Booklet Now Available

Sunday and Weekday Readings 2018 – Booklet Now Available

  The Season of Advent begins on Sunday 3rd December, and so starts a new liturgical year and a fresh cycle of daily Scripture readings.  Church of Ireland Publishing has announced that Sunday and Weekday Readings 2018 is now available.   This annual booklet is compiled by the Revd Ken Rue, who says: ‘Sunday and Weekday Readings is designed to […]

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Statement on Education Element of Budget 2018

Statement on Education Element of Budget 2018

    The General Synod Board of Education (RI) of the Church of Ireland welcomes the announcement in today’s Budget that the pupil-teacher ratio at primary level will reduce to 26:1. The reduction in the ratio together with the announced increase in resources to fund additional release days for teaching principals will be of particular […]

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I look forward with a measure of excitement to my ‘preaching’ tour and to having the support and presence of many of you along the way.