Roman Catholic Parishes Diocese of Ardagh, Co. Cavan, 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’.

Parish Bishop Curate Post town
BallymahonMoateCaulry

Abbeylara

Annaduff

Ardagh & Moydow

Ardagh & Moydow

Aughavass

Ballynahoun

Ballymachu

Bornacoola

Carrickedmund

Cashel

Clonbroney

Clongish

Cloone

Columbkille

Drumard

Drumlish

Fenagh

Gortleteragh

Granard

Granard

Kilronan

Kilcomack

Killenumera & Killerry

Killashee

Killoe

Kiltohart

Kiltohart

Kiltohart

Kiltubrid

Longford

Longford

Longford

Longford

Lagan

Lagan

Mullaghoran

Maistrim

Murhane

Mary’s, St.

Mohill

Russagh

Rathline

Rhynagh & Gillan

Rhynagh & Gillan

Scrabby & Collumbkille East

Clonmacnoise

Street

Wheally & Tissaran

Higgins, William Rev. Dr.Higgins, William Rev. Dr.Higgins, William Rev. Dr.

M’Gauran, And.

Gearty, George

Ferrally, Thos., V.R. Dean

Ferrally, Thos., V.R. Dean

M’Greer, Fran.

O’Beirne, Michl

Murray, Pat.

O’Farrell, Jas.

M’Gaver, Edw.

M’Cann, Edw.

Lee, Patrick

O’Farrell, Rich.

Kiernan, Jas.

Rhatigan, Pat.

O’Connell, Ptr.

M’Keon, Patk.

Reynolds, Fran.

Fanning, M., V. Rev.

Sheridan, Farrl., V.Rev.

Sheridan, Farrl., V.Rev.

Fitzgerald, Jas.

M’Guire, Philip

M’Gill, Daniel

O’Farrell, Mark

O’Reilly, John

Slevin, Felix, V.Rev., V.G.

Slevin, Felix, V.Rev., V.G.

Slevin, Felix, V.Rev., V.G.

Doherty, Mich.

Vacant

Vacant

Vacant

Vacant

O’Connell, Jas.

O’Connell, Jas.

O’Reilly, Philip, V.Rev.

Grey, Thomas

Heslin, Michael

Kilroe, Kieran

Evers, John, V.Rev.V.F.

O’Reilly, Jas.

Dawson, Peter

Kieran, Egan

Kieran, Egan

M’Gaver, Thos.

Fitzsimons, Ml.

Smyth, James

O’Farrell, Patk., V.Rev.

O’Flanagan, N.Murray, PeterDuffy, Farrell

Cullen, Bernard

O’Farrell, Wm.

Ferrally, Peter

Kenedy, Henry

M’Keon, Nich.

O’Donnell, W.

None listed

Fanning, Mich.

Lennon, Jas.

Broder, Michl.

Grey, James

Reynolds, Mat.

Kiernan, Frans.

Monaghan, Ts.

Dolan, James

Moran, Bernd.

Kernan, Frans.

Heslin, Frans.

O’Farrell, Frs.

O’Reilly, Robt.

Flynn, Charles

Brady, John

O’Farrell, John

None listed

O’Farrell, Mat.

Slevin, Richd.

Mulrooney, Ed.

Fitzgerald, Ts.

Maguire, Dns.

Davys, Richd.

Duffy, Philip

York, Gregory

O’Reilly, Mich.

Duffy, Edward

Grey, James

Connefry, Wm.

M’Nally, John

Grattan, Patk.

Dardis, Patk

Smith, Thos.

Bohan, John

O’Donnell, Jn.

O’Connell, Wm.

Smith, James

O’Ferrall, Wm.

O’Donnell, ??

Dardis, John

M’Cormick, J.

BallymahonMoateMoate

Granard

Drumsna

Ardagh

Ardagh

Carrigallon

Athlone

Granard

Rooskey

Colehill

Lanesborough

Ballinalee

Newtownforbes

Mohill

Granard

Arvagh

Drumlish

Cashcarrigan

Mohill

Granard

Granard

Keadue

Ballymahon

Dromahair

Killashee

Longford

Drumsna

Drumsna

Drumsna

Cashcarrigan

Longford

Longford

Longford

Longford

Colehill

Colehill

Granard

Edgeworthstown

Drumshambo

Athlone

Mohill

Rathowen

Lanesborough

Banagher

Banagher

Scrabby

Ferbane

Rathowen

Ferbane

Ardagh Diocese 1846

42 parishes

Right Rev. Dr. William Higgins, Bishop, Ballymahon

State of Religion

Franciscan Convent, Athlone.

Guardian, Rev. Joseph O’Donovan

Rev. Daniel Molloy, Rev. G. Murtagh

The splendid new Cathedral of Longford, now being erected, will be an ornament to the entire kingdom. The late venerable Pastor of this parish has departed this life covered with years and labours. When the Cathedral shall be erected, this ancient and central town will be the seat of the Bishop.

Total: Bishop 1; Parish Priests, 39; Curates, 51; Chapels 68; Convent 1.