The Bishops of Ossory

When he was ordained in St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday 2nd December 2007, Bishop Freeman became the  94th Bishop of Ossory.

Commemorative Plaque of the Bishops in St Mary's Cathedral

The following is a list of all those who proceeded him.

St    Kieran March 5
St  Carthage March 5
St   Medran June 8
St  Sedna March 10
St  Muccine March 4
St Momaedhoc Feb 16
St Aengus Lamoidan Feb 16
St Lachtin March 19
St Colman UA Eirc April 22
St Cuillen April 22
St Bochonna Jan 13
St Finnech Duirn Feb 2
St Eochan April 18
St Killene Mac Lubne Departed              A.D.         696
Laidhgnen Mac Doinlanach Departed              A.D.         739
Tnuthgall Departed              A.D.         771
Mocoach Departed              A.D.         788
Cucathrach Departed              A.D.         793
Cothach Departed              A.D.         812
Fereoach Departed              A.D.         814
Conchobhar Departed              A.D.         815
Conmhach UA Loichene Departed              A.D.         826
Inchalach Departed              A.D.         832
Anluan Departed              A.D.         846
Cormac Mac Eladhach Departed              A.D.         867
Ceran Departed              A.D.         868
Sloidhedhach Departed              A.D.         885
Cormac Departed              A.D.         907
Fearchal Departed              A.D.         919
Fochartach Departed              A.D.         941
Colman Departed              A.D.         948
Confoelad Departed              A.D.         951
Donchadh Departed              A.D.         971
Fochartach Departed              A.D.         1004
Donchad UA Celieachair Departed              A.D.         1048
Comhoran Departed              A.D.         1066
Ceallack Reamhar Departed              A.D.         1079
Ceallack UA Caonhoran Departed              A.D.         1108
Donald Departed              A.D.         1152
Donat O Focharthach Departed              A.D.         1178
Felix O’Dullany Departed              A.D.         1202
Hugh De Rous Departed              A.D.         1218
Peter Halveisin Departed              A.D.         1231
Walter of Brackley Departed              A.D.         1243
Geoffrey De Turville Departed              A.D.         1250
Hugh De Mapilton Departed              A.D.         1258
Hugh Departed              A.D.         1260
Geoffrey St Leger Departed              A.D.         1287
Roger of Wexford Departed              A.D.         1289
Michael of Exeter Departed              A.D.         1302
William Fitz John Departed              A.D.         1317
Richard Ledred Departed              A.D.         1360
John Departed              A.D.         1365
William Departed              A.D.         1369
John of Tatenale Departed              A.D.         1370
Alexander Petit Departed              A.D.         1386
Richard Northalis Departed              A.D.         1395
Thomas Peverell Departed              A.D.         1398
John Walthan Departed              A.D.         1399
John Griffin Departed              A.D.         1400
John Departed              A.D.         1400
Roger De Appleby Departed              A.D.         1404
John Departed              A.D.         1405
Thomas Snell Departed              A.D.         1416
Patrick Ragged Departed              A.D.         1421
Denis O Dea Departed              A.D.         1427
Thomas Barry Departed              A.D.         1460
David Hackett Departed              A.D.         1471
John O’Hedayn Departed              A.D.         1487
Oliver Cantwell Departed              A.D.         1527
Milo Baron Departed              A.D.         1550
John O’Thonory Departed              A.D.         1565
Thomas Strong Departed              A.D.         1601
David Rothe Departed              A.D.         1650
James O’Phelan Departed              A.D.         1695
William Daton Departed              A.D.         1712
Malachy Dulany Departed              A.D.         1731
Patrick O’Shea Departed              A.D.         1736
Colman O’Shaugnessy Departed              A.D.         1748
James Dunne Departed              A.D.         1758
Thomas De Burco Departed              A.D.         1776
John Thomas Troy Departed              A.D.         1786
John Dunne Departed              A.D.         1789
James Lanigan Departed              A.D.         1812
Kyran Marum Departed              A.D.         1827
William Kinsella Departed              A.D.         1845
Edward Walsh Departed              A.D.         1872
Patrick Francis Moran Departed              A.D.         1884
Abraham Brownrigg 1884 to 1923
James Downey 1922 to 1927
Patrick Collier 1928 to 1964
Peter Birch 1964 to 1981
Laurence Forristal 1981 to 2007
Seamus Freeman 2007 to
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