Diocese

Welcome to the Website of the Diocese of Ossory

Ossory is a diocese of just over 85,000 people in the south-east of Ireland.  It has forty-two parishes in the counties of Kilkenny, Laois and Offaly and covers an area of 1,972 square kilometers.

It is a diocese with a long history.  Our Patron Saint, and first Bishop, was St Kieran of Saighir who lived in the fifth century.

Through this website we hope to share, not only, important information on the many people, parishes, schools and committees that are the life of our diocese, but also some of the many and varied activities that happen throughout our diocese on a continual basis.

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