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Roman Catholic Diocese of Derry

roman catholic diocese of derry
The Diocese of Derry Irish: Deoise Dhoire is a diocese in the north of Ireland It is in the ecclesiastical province of Armagh The diocese was established in the year 1158The diocese consists of almost fifty parishes and some number of religious congregations have houses in various parts of the diocese

The Cathedral Church of the diocese is St Eugene's Cathedral Nearby is St Columba's Church, Long Tower Schools in the diocese include: St Joseph's Boys' School, Thornhill College, St Columb's College, Lumen Christi College


  • 1 Geography
  • 2 Ordinaries
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Derry contains most of County Londonderry, some parishes in counties Tyrone and Antrim and the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal, and the parish of Lifford Clonleigh in East Donegal As well as the city of Derry, the main towns are Buncrana, Coleraine, Lifford, Limavady, Maghera, Omagh and Strabane


Main article: Bishop of Derry

The following is a basic list of the post-Reformation Roman Catholic bishops and vicars apostolic

  • Redmond O'Gallagher 1569–1601
  • See vacant 1601–1622
  • Luke Rochford, vicar apostolic appointed 1622
  • Terence Kelly, vicar apostolic 1629–1668
  • Eugene Conwell, vicar apostolic appointed 1671
  • Bernard O'Cahan, vicar apostolic 1684–1711
  • Fergus Laurence Lea 1694–c1696
  • See vacant 1711–1720
  • Terence Donnelly 1720–unknown
  • Neil Conway 1727–1738
  • Michael O'Reilly 1739–1749
  • John Brullaghhaun 1749–1750
  • Patrick Bradley, OP 1751–1752
  • John MacColgan 1752–1765
  • Phillip MacDevitt 1766–1797
  • Charles O'Donnell 1797–1824
  • Peter MacLaughlin 1824–1840
  • John MacLaughlin 1840–1864
  • Francis Kelly 1864–1889
  • John Keys O'Doherty 1889–1907
  • Charles MacHugh 1907–1926
  • Bernard O'Kane 1926–1939
  • Neil Farren 1939–1973
  • Edward Daly 1974–1993
  • Séamus Hegarty 1994–2011
  • Sede vacante from 23 November 2011–2014
  • Donal McKeown 2014-present

See also

  • Diocese of Derry and Raphoe Church of Ireland


  1. ^ "Diocese of Derry" GCatholicorg 
  2. ^ Fryde, E B; Greenway, D E; Porter, S; Roy, I 1986 Handbook of British Chronology 3rd ed Cambridge: Cambridge University Press pp 422–423 ISBN 0-521-56350-X 
  3. ^ "Diocese of Derry" Catholic Hierarchy Retrieved 2009-06-19 

External links

  • Diocese of Derry – official website

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