(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



– Why not get your parish to enter?

The Diocesan Eco- Awards fall into these Categories:

  1. Capital Project
  2. Environmental Diligence and Local Awareness
  3. Motivation of the Young 
  4. Church Environs
  5. Global Awareness 

Please go to The Diocesan Eco- Awards page for all details

Latest News

Route 66 – Day 3

Bishop Burrows was back on the road again today on the third day of his Route 66 preaching marathon. His first stop was at Shillelagh NS where his reflection was based on a passage from Ecclesiastes. After that he visited Tullow NS, Tullow Church as, Aghade Church, Carlos NS, Carlow Church, Fenagh Church, Borris Chapel […]

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  September 21, 2017   No comments
Route 66 – Day 2

Route 66 – Day 2

Bishop Michael Burrows completed Day 2 of his Route 66 preaching marathon on Friday, 15 September. Lydia Monds of Bishops’ Appeal accompanied him that morning. Reflections were based on 1 Kings through to Proverbs. Here are some images from the day:

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  September 18, 2017   No comments
Census figures ‘legitimise’ faith-based school network, says cleric (via @IrishTimes)

Census figures ‘legitimise’ faith-based school network, says cleric (via @IrishTimes)

From the Irish Times  A senior Church of Ireland figure has defended State funded faith-based schools, saying the fact that over 91.2 per cent of the population proclaims to practise a religion legitimises the current system. The church’s Dean of Waterford Maria Jansson said the situation in Irelandwas “in stark contrast to the UK, and to much of Western Europe”. It was […]

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  September 18, 2017   No comments
Route 66 – first day

Route 66 – first day

Bishop Michael Burrows began his Route 66 sermon marathon yesterday, Wednesday 13th September. First stop was Castlecomer Church, then Wandesforde School, Kilkenny College and Kilkenny Model School. Templemore School and Church followed and after that a lunch-time visit to Cashel, to both the Deanery School and Cathedral. Kilcooley Church came next, then Fertagh. The Bishop […]

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  September 14, 2017   No comments
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.