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Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin

Dioecesis Kildariensis vel Darensis et Leighliensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Denis Nulty, Bishop
  • James Moriarty, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • United: 1678
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Dublin
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Ireland
  • Square Kilometers: 4,165 (1,608 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, Carlow, Ireland
  • Telephone: (059)91.76.725
  • Fax: 91.76.850

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

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

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


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