(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.bishop

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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St Willibrord Barrow Walk features on RTE’s Nationwide

St Willibrord Barrow Walk features on RTE’s Nationwide

Remember the St Willibrord pilgrimage event last June and the Barrow Walk to bring the relic of the saint from Old Leighlin Cathedral to Carlow Cathedral? Nationwide’s Helen McInerney recorded footage and interviews at this event at the time and it was broadcast on the Nationwide programme on Monday night, February 12th last. Interviews with […]

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  February 20, 2018   No comments
Child Protection Training for School Boards of Management available in 26 locations

Child Protection Training for School Boards of Management available in 26 locations

Child Protection Training – New venues added 12th February 2018 |  What’s New Dr Ken Fennelly, Secretary, General Synod Board of Education (RI) has aksed that this information about child protection training for principals and boards of education be publicized. He says: “The CPSMA has confirmed a number of additional training events in relation to child protection […]

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  February 16, 2018   No comments

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In her own distinctive and understated way she has earned admiration as a pioneer who pushed out the frontiers of women's ministry over three decades (from Bishop's February Letter).