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Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin

Dioecesis Kildariensis vel Darensis et Leighliensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Denis Nulty, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • United: 1678
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Dublin
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Ireland
  • Square Kilometers: 4,170 (1,610 Square Miles)
  • Description: Carlow, parts of Kidare, Laois, Offaly, Kilkenny, Wickow and Wexford
  • Official Web Site: http://www.kandle.ie/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Old Dublin Road, Carlow Town, Ireland
  • Telephone: (059)91.76.725; 91.42.796

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Kildare
519ErectedDiocese of Kildare (erected)
Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin
1678UnitedDiocese of Kildare
Diocese of Leighlin
Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin
7 January 1977Territory LostDiocese of Kildare and Leighlin (Greenhills, Brownstown, Logstown, Kilcullen Bridge, Carnalway, Swordlestown South, and Mullaghboy) Archdiocese of Dublin
7 January 1977Territory AddedArchdiocese of Dublin (Central and western part of Naas East and the eastern part of Tipper West) Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin
1950122,936132,09193.1%1437922255317667550ap1951
1970130,300137,00095.1%1489424253825061251ap1971
1980155,000162,00095.7%1419123266821748454ap1981
1990167,025176,31394.7%1399723670721238555ap1991
1999171,194183,18793.5%1238921280714336356ap2000
2000181,807192,75994.3%1267920588612833756ap2001
2001183,105194,68394.1%1288721585112933256ap2002
2002185,581196,84694.3%1248921387112633456ap2003
2003190,068203,38693.5%117431601,18756928056ap2004
2004191,222204,20493.6%114431571,21770296ap2005*
2006205,185220,42793.1%114781921,06810230156ap2007
2013240,900256,60093.9%97751721,40014326956ap2014
2016256,213273,92193.5%95741691,51689121056ap2017
2019262,250286,36091.6%107161232,13283717355ap2020
2021256,186280,44691.3%9981072,394112513156ap2022

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased



Source(s)

  • Diocese of Kildare
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 1, Page 222
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 2, Page 142, and Page 143
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 3, Page 185
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 4, Page 212
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 5, Page 231, and Page 232
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 222, to Page 223
  • Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 6, Page 248
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 227
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 69, Page 160, and Page 161

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