Category Archives: Monaghan

Roman Catholic Parish Records On Microfilm, Co. Monaghan

NLI = National Library of Ireland
PRONI = Public Records Office of Northern Ireland
LDS = Latter Day Saints Library

All parishes in the Diocese of Clogher.

Aghabog (Killeevan, Newbliss)
Baptisms: Jan 29th 1871-Dec 30th 1881
Marriages: Jan 29th 1871-Dec 30th 1881

Notes: All in Latin. Script is bad, books are in poor condition before filming. Ink faded. Very difficult to read!
Bride and Grooms names; where they lived, their fathers names (in most cases); the date, priests name; witnesses and where the witnesses lived.
Each entry takes two pages, straight line across – about 18 pages of entries in all.
While the baptisms are supposed to have begun in 1871, I thought I saw a date of 1869
National Library of Ireland (NLI) Pos. 5577
Public Records Office Northern Ireland (PRONI) MIC.1D/20

Aughnamullen East
Baptisms: July 26th, 1857 – Oct 26th, 1876
Aug 3rd, 1878 – Dec 9th, 1880
Marriages: July 26th, 1857 – Oct 26th, 1857
Aug 20th, 1878 – Nov. 1st, 1880
Burials: July 26th, 1857 – Oct 26th, 1876
NLI Pos. 5576
PRONI MIC.1D/19
Latter Day Saints Library (LDS) BFA 0979707 items 1-3

Aughnamullen West
Baptisms: Feb 14th, 1841 – Dec 23rd, 1867
Jan 3rd, 1868 – Nov 14th, 1880
Marriages: Feb 2nd 1841 – Nov 30th 1867
Jan 9th, 1868 – Nov 27th, 1880
NLI pos. 5575
PRONI MIC.1D/18

Ballybay (Tullycorbet)
Baptisms: April 1862 – July 22nd, 1876 (indexed)
July 3rd, 1876 – Dec 13th, 1880
1862-1875 & 1876-1900 (Ballybay only)
Marriages: May 27th, 1862 – June 15th, 1876
NLI Pos. 5573
PRONI MIC.1D/16

Carrickmacross (Maguiresbridge)
Baptisms: Jan 6th, 1858 – April 19th, 1870
Jan 1st, 1878 – Dec 31st. 1880
Marriages: Feb 21st, 1838 – Jan 31st. 1844
Jan 17th, 1858 – April 19th, 1870
See also Magheracloone
NLI Pos. 5578
PRONI MIC.1D/21

Castleblayney (Muckno)
Baptisms: Nov 1st, 1835 – April 15th, 1862
April 21st, 1862 – Jan 12th, 1869
Dec 4th, 1868 – Dec 31st, 1880
Marriages: Oct 31st, 1835 – April 8th, 1862
April 28th, 1862 – Oct 20th, 1868
Nov 15th, 1868 – Dec 9th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5576 & Pos. 5577
PRONI MIC.1D/19-20
LDS BFA 0979707 items 4-6

Clones – Co’s Monaghan & Fermanagh
Baptisms : July 23rd, 1848 – April 30th, 1854
April 22nd, 1855 – Feb 18th, 1866
Feb 25th, 1866 – Dec 29th, 1880
Marriages: May 30th, 1821 – March 3rd, 1840
Oct 1st, 1840 – Feb 9th, 1866
April 17th, 1866 – Nov 21st, 1880
NLI Pos. 5577 and Pos. 5578
PRONI MIC.1D/20-21

Clones Marriage register – wrote to Maureen asking permission to use this information on a web page 15th March 2003
Marriages
21/11/1826  Hugh Beggan to Mary McElgunn witnesses Pat Mullarkey/Mary Cochran
13/11/1835 Michael Beggin to Anne Sullivan wit. James Beggin Bernard Cassidy
24/11/1836 John Beggan to Ellen Moan wit. James Beggan & Ann Moan
14/9/1842 Edward Murphy to Rose Beggin wit. James Graham & Jane Aylmer
26/2/1844 Thomas Beggin to Sarah Clerkin wit. Charles Clerkin Terence Clerkin
29/8/1844 James Beggin to Catherine McCann wit. Tyrone?Quigley Anna McCann
24/11/1844 Eugene Beggin to Catherine McKenna wit. Bernard Beggin/Bridget
Magony
16/2/1845 Bernard Beggin to Bridget Lynch wit. Bernard Beggin/Mary Lynch
28/11/1850 Patrick Begin to Eleanora McCann wit.James Devlin/Eleanor Smyth
12/1/1858 Charles Beggin to Matilda Maguire wit.John Collins.Eugene Beggin
10/10/1865 Patrick Grew to Elizabeth Donaghan wit. James Beggin/Catherine Grew

6/6/1862  James Beggan [Newtownbutler to Anne Tierney wit. Anne Tierney/Jane
McCann
16/6/1857 John Swift to Catherine Cassidy wit. John Sweeny/???Swift.

The register difficult to read as handwriting poor and ink faded.

Clontibret
Baptisms: Feb 12th, 1861 – July 4th, 1874
Sept 2nd, 1872 – Dec 24th, 1880
July 4th, 1874 – Dec 31st, 1880
Marriages: Aug 27th, 1861 – Dec 21st, 1880
NLI Pos. 5573
PRONI MIC.1D/16

Donagh(Glasslough)
Baptisms: May 2nd, 1836 – Feb 28th, 1878
Jan 14th, 1861 – Dec 30th, 1880
Marriages: May 2nd, 1836 – Feb 28th, 1878
Sept 30th, 1860 – Nov 25th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5574
PRONI MIC.1D/17

Donaghmoyne
Baptisms: Jan 19th, 1863 – Jan 28th, 1878
Jan 15th 1869 – Dec 10th, 1880
Marriages: Oct 11th, 1872 – Oct 7th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5572
MIC.1D/15

Inniskeen
July 3rd, 1837 – Oct 27th, 1862
July 12th, 1863 – Dec 29th, 1880
Marriages: April 7th 1839 – Nov 26th, 1850
NLI Pos. 5575
PRONI MIC.1D/5
LDS BFA 0926053

Drumully – Co’s Monaghan & Fermanagh
Baptisms: Jan 6th, 1845 – April 2nd 1866
July 7th, 1864 – Dec 26th, 1880
Marriages: July 14th, 1864 – Oct 31st, 1880
NLI Pos. 5572
PRONI MIC.1D/15

Drumsnat & Kilmore
Baptisms: Feb 16th, 1836 – June 13th, 1872
Marriages: Feb 16th 1836 – June 13th, 1872
Burials: Feb 16th, 1836 – June 13th, 1872
NLI Pos. 5575
MIC.1D/18

Ematris (Rockcorry)
Baptisms: May 14th, 1848 – March 22nd, 1860
March 15th, 1861 – March 9th, 1876
Marriages: Feb 2nd, 1850 – Nov 2nd, 1861
NLI Pos. 5578
MIC.1D/21

Errigal Truagh
Baptisms: Nov. 1st, 1835 – June 20th, 1852
March 24th, 1861 – Dec 29th, 1880
Marriages: Dec 1st, 1837 – July 28th, 1849
Jan 28th, 1862 – May 27th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5576
PRONI MIC.1D/19
LDS BFA 0979706 items 1-3

Kilanny
Baptisms: Jan 9th, 1857 – Dec 26th, 1880
Marriages: Jan 20th, 1862 – Dec 28th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5574
PRONI MIC.1D/17

Kilskeery (Killevan (Newbliss) ) see also Aghabog
Baptisms: Oct, 3rd, 1840 – June 15th, 1862
June 19th, 1862 – Feb 18th, 1870
Jan 27th, 1870 – Dec 24th, 1880
Marriages: Aug 30th, 1840 – May 27th, 1862
July 17th, 1862 – Feb 27th, 1870
Feb 3rd, 1870 – March 1st, 1880
NLI Pos. 5568
PRONI MIC.1D/11
LDS BFA 0926054 items 1-4

Magheracloone
Baptisms: May 2nd 1836 – Nov 8th, 1863
Jan 16th, 1865 – Dec 10th, 1880
Marriages: Oct 9th, 1826 – March 8th, 1859
April 9th, 1866 – Nov 21st, 1880
NLI Pos. 5574
PRONI MIC.1D/17

Monaghan
Nov 6th, 1835 – Dec 21st, 18476
June 12th, 1849 – April 21st, 1850 (indexed)
Jan 4th, 1857 – May 27th, 1875
May 29th, 1875 – Dec 26th, 1880
Marriages: Feb 6th, 1827 – Oct 19th, 1865
Jan 12th, 1857 – Nov. 16th, 1800
NLI Pos. 5570
PRONI MIC.1D/13

Tydavnet
Baptisms: Nov 1st, 1835 – Dec 12th, 1862
Jan 1st, 1863 – Nov 24th, 1871
Nov 22nd, 1871 – Dec 31st, 1880
Marriages: April 18th, 1825 – Oct 19th, 1865
Jan 9th, 1876 – Nov. 26th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5573 & Pos. 5574
PRONI MIC.1D/2

Tyholland
Baptisms: May 1st, 1835 – Jan 12th, 1851
Jan 19th, 1851 – Dec 19th, 1863
Dec 18th, 1865 – Dec 4th, 1876
Dec 12th, 1877 – Dec 27th, 1880
Marriages: Jan 1st, 1827 – July 26th, 1851
Jan 19th, 1851 – Dec 19th, 1863
Feb 1st, 1866 – Nov 28th, 1872
Dec 3rd, 1877 – Nov 5th, 1880
Burials: Jan 19th, 1851 – Dec 19th, 1863
NLI Pos. 5572
PRONI MIC.1D/3, 15

Baptism Records, Muckno, Co. Monaghan, 1869

Monaghan
Clogher Diocese
?Muckna Parish: NLI film no. 5577

Note – there is no Muckna parish listed in my old Grenham’s index to Irish RC parish records………There is a parish called Muckno based around the town of Castleblayney.

An extra note!  As I was reading through my list of parish records for Monaghan, I saw that Castleblayney has (Muckno) beside it.  These records then are part of the Castleblayney group.

Marriages – can’t read dates!! Nov? The earliest year I could make out was 1869

Very difficult to read. In Latin.

1. Patritius Mc?Guinness to Maria Conlan from Drum. Witnesses: ? McGogh or Gough, Catherine and Connor

2. Henricius Lamb to Sara McShane from Tullynhallone. Witnesses: Bernardus Lamb and Maria ?Rooney

3. Phillipus Mc?Ardle to Catharina ?Convill fathers name Johannus ?Carvill

4. Patriccius Mc?Court to ?Hanoria ?Murphy

5. Christopher W-loher???? To Elizabetha ?Dunphy

6. ?? Murphy to Marguerita ?Dogherty

The rest of this page was too difficult to read – script and condition of film, faded ink wise!!

Some names I did see – Rose Murphy, Bridget Duffy and Catherine McMahon.

1869: page 2
13. Patritius Brooks from Knockardlis to Catharina McEn?tagart from ?Gorm??. His fathers name: Johannus Brooks from Knock. Her fathers name: Patricitus McEntagart from Foss. Bernardus Duffy the priest. Witnesses: Edwardus McEntagart and Catharina Toal. 5th April 1869
14. Thomas ???? from Eden……y to Catharina Fitzpatrick from Anaglane. His father and mother: ?henriae and Mariae. Her father and Mother: Laurentitius & Rosae. Witnesses: Eugenius Courtenay & bridgeda McElroy.
15. ?josphius Dillon from Ballybay to Brisgeda Sweeney. Witnesses: Patrictius Garland from Castleblayney and Bridgetta Clarkin from Ballybay.
16. 16. Guilemas Moore from ?Castleblayney to Rosa Murray from Drumaghrin. His father: ? Erasmus Moore and her mother Heleniae Murray. Witnesses: Patrictius Murray and Brigetta Conlon.
17. Bernardius McGough – from ?Billorhill to Catherine Duffy from ?Dromleek. his father Eugenius McGough and hers ?Georgsi Murphy. Witnesses: Jacobus ?Naghen and Catharina Duffy. 9th May 1869
18. Thomas McCaghey from Longfield to Catharina McCreach from Longfield. His father Jacobi McCaghey and hers ?Thomas McCreach. Witnesses: Jacobus Mc?Cruck or McCreech and Maria McCreach. 2nd June 1869
19. Patricius ??? to Catharina Byrns from Corsanlough. His father ? Francesci?? And hers Arthur Byrns and Maria ?Dooley. Witnesses: Edwardus McEntagart and Maria Cumisky 25th June
20. Eugenius Dooley to Maria ?Grimes. His parents: Bernardi and Catharinae from Coolderry and hers: Patritius and Mariae from Augha??? Witness: Elizabeth Harrison, 29th June
21. has lines running through it – can’t be read except for the names
22. Patritius McCorvill from Claribane to Catharina Moran from Drummone. His parents Michaelus & Mariae. Hers; ?? & bridgetta. Witnesses: Patricius McConvill and Sarah Gray from Longfield – date 29th July 1869
23. Patritius Mulligen from Fassri and Alicia McCra?von; His father Jacobi Mulligan and hers Patritius McCrannon. 13th ? October 1869 . Witnesses: Johannus Mulligan and Maria McCranon
24. Thomas ?kia nan from Tatager to Catharina Mc…..dle – his father & mother: Eugenius and Bridgettae and hers: Bernard & Mariae. Witnesses: Patritius Fitzpatrick from ?Tatiger and Maria Fitzpatrick
25. Edwardius Killarboy from Knocka goly to Elizabeth Smyth ; Witnesses: Patritius Cummiskey and Anne Brennan. 25th October 1869

14th July 1874
Barnardus Geoghegan – from Coolthran….ish. His father was Jacobi married to Catharina Lannon – her father was Cornelius. Witness: Lucas Geoghegan

Entry No. 152
Jacobus Warnock to Anna Devlin. His father was Joannus and her’s Francesci. Witnesses: Petri Bishop and Alicia Thornton.
16th August 1877.
P. Bermingham was the Priest.

Surnames which appear in this register up to about 1879 others listed below this as names seem to change a bit

Bermingham – Boy? – Boyde – Branagan – Branaghan – Branigan –  Breannan – Breen
Campbell – Carahar – Carroll – Christy – Clarke – Comorford? – Connolly – Cooney – Corr – Coyle – Cunningham
Donaghy – Donnaghy – Dowdall
Flanigan – Flood? – Foy?
Geoghegan – Goodwin – Grady
Hand? – Hughes
Irwin
Johnson
Karney – Keenan – Kelly? – Kernan – Kerr? – Kiervan
Lacy – Lambe? – Lavella – Laverty – Loy
Machear? – Marron – Martin – McAbe – McAneany – McBride – McCaffrey – McCocy? – McCrane – McDonald – McEnany
McEtany – McGinnity – McGinnity – McGonigle – McGrane – McGUire – McLacy? – McMahon – McNulty – M’Cormack – McQuaid
McShane – McVarney – Migan? – Morris – Mulligan – Murphy – Murray
Nolan
O’Hare – O’Neill
Powell
Rafferty – Rork – Rudden
Shavlin – Sheridan – Sherry – Short
Thornton? – Toner
Ward? – Watters – White – Woods

1879 names : as well as above there are Boylan, Quinn, Maginn, Cooleman, Loughnan, McGrory, McBride, Mackin, Murkin, Gormly, Walsh; Jackson, McKeon, Sharkey, Bennet, Reilly, Fox, Cooney, Laverty, Ennis.

Note these are not all the names – not all names occur more than once
Placenames: again others later as well as these
Skissymore – Donaghmoyne – Aungh….ain – Druminagh – Lurganboy – Carricknagarren – Dromore – Colentra.

Other placenames: Crivekeen, Kanickadaff, Kilmurry, Bree, carvanagilla, Carover

Roman Catholic Parishes, Co. Monaghan, 1836

The History of Monaghan for 200 Years, Registered Priests, 1710

From chapter 4. History of Monaghan for 200 years, author : Denis Carolan Rushe B.A., T.C.D., F.R.S.A.I. The first table lists the name of the parish and the priest, the second the names of those who acted as guarantors of the good behaviour of these priests with the residence or address of each person.

Parish Priest Residence
Aughnamullen
Donaghmoyne
Tullycorbet
Magheracloon & Kilanny
Kilmore & Drumsnatt
Tedavnet
Errigle, Lower
Errigle
Donagh & Tehallen
Killeevan & Curran
Rackwallace
Monaghan
Clontibret
Magheross
Clones
Galloon
Mucknoe
Inniskeen
Bryan, Rev. McCabe
Dionasius, Rev. McGuin
Bryan, Rev. McMahon
Patrick, Rev. Casey
Patrick, Rev. Duffy
Bryan, Rev. McMahon
James, Rev. McKenna
James, Rev. Treanor
Art., Rev. Connolly
Con, Rev. McMahon
James, Rev. Duffy
James, Rev. Duffy
Torlough, Rev. Duffy
Bryan, Rev. Hulthahan
Turlough, Rev. Connolly
Philip, Rev. Beggan
Owen, Rev. Mulligan
Ross, Rev. McMahon
Redmond McCabe
Frances Duffy
Owen Duffy
Patrick Duffy
Rory McMahon
Phelim Connolly
Patrick McKenna
John Treanor
Phelim Connolly
Turlough Maguire
Philip McArdle
Philip McArdle
James McArdle
Patrick Duffy
Francis Forster
Philip McArdle
Philip McArdle
Francis Matthew
Residence Surety 2 Resi Address
Carrigaldarra
Monaghan
Drumlanekill
Benmore
Mullanavanog
Edenbrone
Mullinacask
Cloghnart
Edenbrone
Killynenagh
Monaghan
Monaghan
Laragh
Corrigattyduff
Drumrest
Monaghan
Monaghan
Stephenstown
Hugh McMahon
Bryan Brennan
Patrick McMahon
Owen Duffy
Bryan Loughran
Philip McArdle
Patrick McKenna
Patrick McGeough
Edward Hughes
Rory O’Cahan
Torlough Duffy
Torlough Duffy
Patrick Greenan
Patrick McMahon
Earthur Ennis
Torlough Duffy
Torlough Duffy
James Stanley
Annaghscue
Pullins
Enagh
Cornacreeve
Monaghan
Monaghan
Kilfahven
Tonnynumery
Middletown
Latroe
Monaghan
Monaghan
Castleshane
Enagh
Aughnashalvy
Monaghan
Monaghan
Williamstown
Garryduff
Edengilrevy
Cordevlish
Mullaghloist
Cabragh
Knockballaronia
Drumbristan
Dunmadigan
Doagheys
Killynenagh
Legnacreeve
Tandragee
Doohamlet
Corduff-Kelly
Derryledigan
Latnamard
Tullycollive
Ballyphelan

Roman Catholic Parishes Diocese of Clogher, Co. Tyrone, 1846

This pages differs from my 1836 R.C. parish listing in a number of ways. I have not tried to list the counties that the closest post town is found in and I have not tried to compare this listing either with the 1836 listing or the 1931 listing.

I have however, included extra information on the Diocese as found in the 1846 Roman Catholic Directory on convents and nunneries or academies if mentioned – or, as it is put in the directory – ‘The State of Religion’

Diocese of Clogher:
This Diocese covers county Monaghan, nearly the whole of Fermanagh, and a large portion of Tyrone, also parts of Louth, Donegal and Cavan. There were 36 parishes in this Diocese in 1836, 38 in 1846 and 40 in 1931.

Article

Parish

Bishop

Curate

Post town

CarrickmacrossCarrickmacrossCarrickmacross

Clogher

Clogher

Clogher

Aug-namullan West

Aug-namullan West

Aug-namullan East

Amatras

Aughabog

Blackbog

Blackbog

Brookbora

Clones

Clones

Clenish

Clontibret

Clontibret

Clontibret

Curren

Curren

Donnamoine

Donnamoine

Drummelly

Drummelly

Dromore

Dromore

Donecavy

Drumsnat

Donagh

Derragonley

Enniskillen

Enniskillen

Enniskeen

Errigle

Errigle

Ennismac. St.

Garrison

Killany

Killevan

Kilskerry

Maguire’s br.

Magheracloon

Muckna

Muckna

Monaghan

Monaghan

Monaghan

Pettigo

Roslea

Tempo

Tydavnet

Tydavnet

Tyholland

Tullycorbet

Tullycorbet

Whitehill

M’Nally, Charles **M’Nally, Charles **M’Nally, Charles **

M’Nally, Charles **

M’Nally, Charles **

M’Nally, Charles **

Brennan, Philip

Brennan, Philip

Maguire, Eug.

M’Clusky, Cha.

M’Phillips, H.

Smollin, Thos.

Smollin, Thos.

Smith, James

M’Ginnis, F.

M’Ginnis, F.

Vacant

Tierney, Thos.

Tierney, Thos.

Tierney, Thos.

M’Oscar, John

M’Oscar, John

Duffy, J.

Duffy, J.

Clarke, James

Clarke, James

Gordon, Peter

Gordon, Peter

Kelly, James

Duffy, P.

Moynagh, Pat.

M’Mahon, Ross

Shiel, James

Shiel, James

Kindelan, A.

Mullen, John

Mullen, John

Kelly, Bernard

Cassidy, Chas.

Murphy, J.

Deary, James

Treanor, Thos.

M’Guire, Peter

Boylan, Daniel Ven. Ad.

M’Meel, James

M’Meel, James

Bellew, P., V. Rev. Dr. Dean

Bellew, P., V. Rev. Dr. Dean

Bellew, P., V. Rev. Dr. Dean

Ryan, Neil

Caulfield, John

Gunn, Peter

Duffy, James

Duffy, James

M’Mahon, Peter

Goodwin, John

Goodwin, John

Reilly, John

Mulligan, Jas.M’Mahon, P.M’Gowan, Edw.

Goodwin, J. Ad.

Keon, Edward

M’Gough, A.

Tierney, Frans.

M’Cabe, J.

O’Hara. ??

Gormley, Frans.

Monaghan, Jas.

Owens, James

Gillespie, Frans.

None listed

Gartland, J.

Carroll, Pat

Kelly, Jas.

Connolly, Wm.

Kelly, James

Boylan, John

Beggin, ??

O’Brien, Pat.

M’Eveagh, ??

Cassidy, ??

M’Nally, Thos.

Hughes, Pat.

M’Kenna, Frs.

O’Neil, Bern.

Cassidy, Thos.

M’Lorney, P.

Smith, Patrick

Smyth, John

MacGenness, J.

Treanor, Patk.

Brady, Patk.

M’Cusker, Paul

Gillespie, ??

Kellaghan, ??

M’Mahon, Thos.

Donnelly, ??

M’Kenna, ??

M’Donald, T.

Leonard, Lucas Eml *

M’Mahon, Ter.

Smyth, Pat

M’Philips, J.

M’Kenna, Peter

M’Guire, Frs.

M’Donnell, Jas.

Hamill, James

Duffy, Bern.

Kerr, Michl. Ad.

Carolan, Pat.

Rooney, John

Callan, P.

Kearney, A.

Donegan, P.

M’Loughlin, Jn.

CarrickmacrossCarrickmacrossCarrickmacross

Clogher

Clogher

Clogher

Cootehill

Cootehill

Ballybay

Rockcorry

Newbliss

Irvinstown

Irvinstown

Brookboro

Clones

Clones

Enniskillen

Monaghan

Monaghan

Monaghan

Clones

Clones

Clones

Clones

Newtn. Butler

Newtn. Butler

Fintona

Fintona

Fintona

Monaghan

Glasslough

Enniskillen

Enniskillen

Enniskillen

Carrickmacross

Monaghan

Monaghan

Ballyshannon

Beleck

Carrickmacross

Clones

Trillick

Maguire’s-br.

Carrickmacross

Castleblayney

Castleblayney

Monaghan

Monaghan

Monaghan

Kish

Clones

Tempo

Monaghan

Monaghan

Monaghan

BAllybay

Ballybay

Irwinstown

* O.S.C.
** Rev. Dr. Bishop

Note

Clogher Diocese 1846

38 parishes
Right Rev. Dr. Charles M’Nally, Bishop – Clogher

Venerable Chapter of Clogher
Very Rev. Patrick Bellew, Dean and V.G.
Rev. P. Moynagh Precenter, Donagh
Rev. James Shiel, Treasurer, Enniskillen
Ven. Daniel Boylan, Archdeacon, Magheracloon
Rev. A. Kindelan, Enniskeen
Ref. F. McGennes, Clones, Chancellor
Rev. James Duffy, Tydavnet
Rev. James Duffy, Donnamoine
Rev. James M’Meel, Muckna
Rev. Charles Cassidy, Garrison
Rev. Thomas Tierney, Clontibret

The State of Religion:
Is rapidly progressing. The Grand Dioscescan Seminary is now nearly completed. It is hoped that early in spring the entire will be ready for admission of students. The chief portion of the expenses attending this great establishment has been defrayed by the contribution of the clergy of the diocese, making about four thousand pounds.

The active and learned bishop during the past year has visited nearly every parish in the diocese and administered the sacrament of confirmation to about 23,000 persons.

Total: 1 Bishop; Parish Priests 36: Curates 60; Chapels 78; 1 Academy.