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Diocese of Limerick

Dioecesis Limericiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Brendan Leahy, Bishop
  • Donal Brendan Murray, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 7th Century
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Cashel (-Emly)
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Ireland
  • Square Kilometers: 2,100 (811 Square Miles)
  • Description: Most of Limerick, parts of Clare and Kerry
  • Official Web Site: http://www.limerickdiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: Diocesan Offices, Henry Street, Limerick, Ireland
  • Telephone: (061)31.58.56
  • Fax: 31.01.86

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
7th CenturyErectedDiocese of Limerick (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950114,000117,56097.0%11910522450821058048ap1951
1970116,200118,45598.1%13112926044622464652ap1971
1980136,808139,10898.3%14210324555815548358ap1981
1990140,600144,00097.6%1409723759314747459ap1991
1999160,000165,00097.0%1277320080011136360ap2000
2000160,000165,00097.0%1217519681611035560ap2001
2001160,000167,00095.8%120701908429635060ap2002
2002160,000167,00095.8%121701918379534860ap2003
2003160,000167,00095.8%121601818838534560ap2004
2004160,000167,00095.8%122561788988134360ap2005
2010171,000178,30095.9%121501711,00010230760ap2011

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


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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