Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

The Peace of the Lord be always with you!

bishopWelcome 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


The Dean of Lismore seeks an experienced priest colleague to work with him on a house for duty basis in this extensive parish, centered on the historic Saint Carthage’s Cathedral at Lismore and including much of the scenic west Waterford coastline.


Latest News

31 May: Bishop’s Monthly letter – June 2019 – Facing reality

Dear Friends No organisation (or perhaps better ‘organism’), the Church itself included, should plod along for years without pausing to…

23 May: Launch of Young Leaders in Ministry Fund

Church of Ireland Youth Department Launches Young Leaders in Ministry Fund To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Disestablishment and to…

23 May: Mairt – hair today, gone at the end of June!

Fundraiser! Hair today…gone tomorrow The Reverend Máirt Hanley is quite well known for his long hair but he is getting…

16 May: General Synod opened this morning

The General Synod is taking place in Derry/Londonderry today until Saturday. You can follow the events and get more information…

…even a diocese like this from time to time needs to embrace a process of strategic planning.

Bishop’s June letter 

Upcoming Events

Family Parish BBQ in Kiltegan

This will be held at St Peter's, Kiltegan at 6.45 p.m. on June 21st. Please note time.

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Vintage Day and Model Exhibition in Ferns

This event will be held in the Parish Hall, Clone Road, Ferns in aid of St Edan's Cathedral and Parish...

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RSS Church of Ireland

  • Sun, 23rd June 2019
    Principal Service A cycle:1 Kings 19: 1–4, 5–7, 8–15aPsalms 42, 43Galatians 3: 23–29Luke 8: 26–39B cycle:1 Kings 19: 1–4, 5–7, 8–15aPsalms 42, 43Galatians 3: 23–29Luke 8: 26–39 Second Service A cycle:Genesis 24: 1–27Psalms [50], 57Mark 5: 21–43B cycle:Genesis 24: 1–27Psalms [50], 57Mark 5: 21–43