Cashel & Emly Diocese Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:25:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lourdes Fundraising Draw Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:09:43 +0000 Prize Ticket No Name Address Seller €1,000.00 111 Betty Leonard Athlone Peter O’Donoghue €800.00 370 Jim O’Shea Templemore Mick O’Connell €500.00 218 Mary Dwyer Clonoulty Paul Hennessy €300.00 1261 John O’Dwyer Old Pallas Ann O’Dwyer €200.00 217 Jimmy & josie Hayes Clonoulty Paul Hennessy €100.00 403 John Dunphy Thurles John Gorman €50.00 384 Recie O’Shea Templemore Mary O’Connor €50.00 386 Maura Byrne Templemore Mary O’Connor €50.00 934 Liam Whelan Tipperary John Nash €50.00 871 Mary McGrath Emly Patsy Byrne €50.00 1068 Liz Barron(Jnr) Murroe Liz Barron €50.00 380 Mary Costelloe Templemore Pat Costelloe €50.00 164 Gertie O’Brien Ballybricken Eileen O’Riordan €50.00 304 Michael Murphy Thurles Tom Callanan €50.00 690 Tom O’Donnell Dualla Kathleen O’Donnell €50.00 1501 Cecelia & Patricia Walshe Cappawhite Cecelia Walshe €50..00 1503 Scott Ryan Cashel Eamon Browne €50.00 378 Maureen & Tom Cullen Loughmore Mary O’Connor €50.00 884 John O Heney & Tess Conroy Lattin John O’Heney €50.00 180 John & Margaret Mulcahy Annacarty Dermot O’Dwyer €50.00 616 Ann Kavanagh Cashel Maisie Ryan €50.00 143 Biddy Ryan Drombane Peter O’Donoghue €50.00 126 Tony O’Brien Thurles Pierce Murphy €50.00 1182 Mick Fitzgerald Cappamore Liz Barron €50.00 856 Patsy & Catherine Hennessy Emly Patsy Hennessy €50.00 1048 Maureen O’Neill Boher Liz Barron €50.00 561 Patricia Power Clonmel Eóin Maher €50.00 1199 Patricia Barrett Old Pallas Maurice Barrett €50.00 1272 Pat Ward Pallasgreen Mairead O’Connor €50.00 325 Con Moloney Thurles Tom Callanan €50.00 119 Rody Lowry Drombane Peter O’Donoghue €50.00 886 Vincent O’Dwyer Thurles John O’Heney €50.00 138 Patrick Campbell Thurles Peter O’Donoghue €50.00 132 Phil Dwyer Thurles Pierce Murphy €50.00 1215 Anna Kaur Pallasgreen Maurice Barrett €50.00 868 Helen Breen Lattin John O’Heney Trip to Lourdes 237 Mary Barber Rathdowney Paul Hennessy Trip To Lourdes 119 Rody Lowry Drombane Peter O’Donoghue ]]> 0 Statement of Archbishop Dermot Clifford Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:07:42 +0000 Irish Bishops’ Conference, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co Kildare

Tel: (01) 505 3000 Fax: (01) 601 6413 Website:

Press Release – Saturday 22 November 2014 – Embargoed until 11.00am

Attn: Newsdesks, Photodesks and Religious Affairs Correspondents


Statement of Archbishop Dermot Clifford on the appointment of Bishop Kieran O’Reilly as his successor


I warmly welcome the Holy Father’s choice of Bishop Kieran O’Reilly to be my successor as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly.  I wish to thank His Excellency, the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, for being in the Cathedral of the Assumption today to announce the good news to representatives of the priests and people in the Archdiocese.


Over the years, I always prayed that I would be here and well enough to ordain my successor when I reached retirement age.  As it turns out, I now find that I  have already ordained him four years ago in Ennis!  I recall that I anointed him liberally with the Oil of Chrism, without realising that I was anointing him for two dioceses!  I have been privileged to be working with him over the past four years as a Bishop of the Munster Province and as a colleague and friend in the Bishops’ Conference.  We have worked together in a number of Commissions and he is now the Episcopal Secretary to the Conference.  That he is a scholar I learned from others, that he is a gentleman I have found out for myself.


The official term is that Bishop Kieran is being translated from Killaloe to Cashel & Emly.  I recall the award winning film of some years ago, “Lost in Translation”.  Bishop Kieran has been translated several times in his life. But he has certainly never been lost in translation. In fact, he has gained each time he was moved and, not only that, he has grown. He went from Ireland to Liberia as a missionary, then back to Rome for Scripture Studies. Next he was moved to Ibadan, Nigeria to teach in the seminary.  He returned to Rome to become Superior General of the Society of the African Missions and was re-elected after six years, a sign of his popularity among his fellow African Missionaries worldwide.  From there he came to Killaloe in 2010 as Bishop.  He has wide experience of the Church on the missions, in Rome and in Ireland.


As the new Archbishop, he will have no shortage of challenges in his new role.  The Apostolic Visitator who came here in 2011, Archbishop Thomas Collins, Toronto, observed in his Report that “while there were relatively few cases of child clerical abuse in Cashel and Emly and that they had all been properly handled, this work has required great effort leaving less energy for the work of evangelisation so essential in such a secular atmosphere.  It is therefore necessary to re-energise the traditional spirit of faith of the Christian community and to reactivate programmes of renewal…as soon as possible.”


I believe Bishop Kieran is the ideal man to work with priests and people in the work of evangelisation and spreading the Good News. Of course, the area of marriage and the family is of renewed importance especially in view of the recent Synod of Bishops in Rome and the next one in 2015.


I look forward very much to his presence in Thurles when he is installed in the New Year.  I will not be too far from him.  My motto will be, “Ever ready, never in the way” (Cardinal Newman). Easier said than done, those who know me will say! I have no doubt whatsoever that the priests and people of Cashel & Emly will give him a hearty welcome and willing cooperation in his years as their Archbishop.




For media contact: Catholic Communications Office Maynooth: Martin Long 00353 (0) 86 172 7678

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Archbishop Clifford welcomes Archbishop O’Reilly Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:05:16 +0000 15841179756_0f06f79506_o

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Lourdes Pilgrimage Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:39:27 +0000 pilLouClick below to download the  Constitution of the Cashel & Emly Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Lourdes Constitution Ratified 28th April 2014

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Creidim Leaflet Fri, 16 May 2014 12:45:42 +0000 Screenshot_2

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Creidim A5 leaflet

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Draw Results 2014 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:07:53 +0000 Prize Ticket No Name Address Seller                     €1,000.00
John Fennelly Glengall, Ballingarry, Thurles Eleanor Fennelly €800.00
Catherine Moloney Lawlors Lot, Cashel Helen Graham €500.00
Mary Barber Knockfin, Rathdowney, Co. Laois Paul Hennessy €300.00
Bridget Harding Dromlara, Pallasgreen Michael O’Donoghue €200.00
Mary Dundon Holycross Rd, Thurles Tom Callanan €100.00
Kathleen O’Heney Emly John O’Heney €50.00
Noel Ryan & Joyce Flattery Boherclough, Cashel Jim Mulligan €50.00
Paudie Ryan Rathcunikeen, Two Mile Borris, Thurles Michael Power €50.00
Joan McLoughlin Farnane, Cappamore Dermot O’Dwyer €50.00
Neill Bray Kylegerive, Cappamore Mary Berkery €50.00
Mary Berkery Kyle, Cappamore Mary Berkery €50.00
Nora Hoare Ballykisteen, Tipperary Nora Hoare €50.00
Maurice Barrett Old Pallas, Co Limerick Maurice Barrett €50.00
Maura Cummins Kilmoyelan, Doon, Co. Limerick Statia Murphy €50.00
Velia & John Ryan Ballinahow, Tipperary Kathleen Leahy €50.00
Margaret O Cinnéide Carnamacanty, Tipperary Breda Redican €50..00
Mary Sullivan Brockla, Ballycahill Paul Hennessy €50.00
Catherine Butler Cleakile, Bouladuff, Thurles Breda Quinlan €50.00
Jack Coffey  Ballyrobbin, Cullen Lisa Ryan €50.00
Essie Kirby Abington, Murroe Liz Barron €50.00
Marese Kennedy Annfield, Bouladuff, Thurles Marese Kennedy €50.00
Phil Brett Moyaliffe, Ballycahill, Thurles Breda Quinlan €50.00
Kitsy Tierney Bridge St, Knocklong, Patsy Hennessy €50.00
Tom Twomey Lattin East, Tipperary P.J. Maher €50.00
Anna Ryan Glenaresk Borrisoleigh Anna Ryan €50.00
Sr Immaculata Convent of Mercy, Doon Sr Helen Maher €50.00
Tony Quinn “Limetree”  Dualla Rd Cashel Jim Mulligan €50.00
John Berkery Shanachlune, Cappamore Mary Berkery €50.00
Rose Ryan 8 Glasha Talun, Doon Stasia Murphy €50.00
Ann McCarthy Cross, Pallas Green Eoin McCarthy €50.00
Monica Stapleton c/o The Bungalow, Ardbawn, Thurles Tom Callanan €50.00
Liam Leahy Rathkea, Tipperary Kathleen Leahy €50.00
Helena Hayes c/o Dr O’Brien, Doon Michael O’Donoghue €50.00
Michael English Templebraden, Pallasgreen Michael O’Donoghue €50.00
Seán Franklin Mount Sion, Pallasgreen Maria Franklin €50.00
Maria Buckley Main Street, Cappawhite C. Walsh Trip to Lourdes
Tom Ryan(W) Garrenemore, Pallasgreen Michael O’Donoghue Trip To Lourdes
Mary Bourke Toomevara Anna Ryan ]]> 0
Regional Open Evening – St. Patricks College, Thurles Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:19:13 +0000 REGIONAL OPEN EVENING




Tuesday 28th January at 7.00pm.


The University of Limerick  

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick


Limerick Institute of Technology


Leaving Certificate students, Mature applicants, Postgraduate applicants, Guidance Counsellors and Parents are welcome.

St. Patrick’s College, Thurles offers concurrent teacher education programmes which are accredited by the University of Limerick and are recognised by the Teaching Council.

The subject areas offered are Accounting, Business, Irish and Religious Studies.

Information: Tel: 0504 21201/20535 Mobile: 087 7117772 

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Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:02:45 +0000  

Review of Safeguarding Practice in the
Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly
undertaken by
The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the
Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI)


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Archbishop Clifford welcomes the publication of the Review of Safeguarding Practice in Cashel & Emly Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:01:40 +0000 Statement from the Archbishop of Cashel & Emly


 Statement from the Archbishop of Cashel PDF download


On behalf of the Diocese of Cashel & Emly I welcome this report of the National Board for Safeguarding Children and fully accept its recommendations. The majority of the recommendations have been implemented and the remainder will be completed as speedily as possible.


Firstly, I re-iterate my sincere apologies to those who have been harmed in this manner by priests of the Diocese. What happened to them was an outrageous betrayal of the priests’ calling and deserves our complete condemnation. Their suffering continues and we once again offer them not only our prayers but assistance in any way we can.   


The report by the National Board for Safeguarding Children  in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) on safeguarding practice in Cashel & Emly is generally very positive and complimentary for which we are grateful. I warmly thank them for this on behalf of the priests and people of the Diocese.


It is a testament to the commitment and hard work of all those who endeavour to ensure that our practices and procedures are the best we can possibly make them. However, there can be no room for complacency. The hard work must continue so that we can be assured that the children and young adults in our midst are kept safe from harm. Vigilance is essential as the threat of harm does not go away. Therefore, we must be constantly on our guard and keep in place the necessary structures to enable those who have any evidence, or suspicions, of wrongdoing to take appropriate action such as informing the Designated Officer, the Gardai or the HSE.


While the structures are hugely important, the safeguarding of children in our Diocese could not have been the subject of complimentary remarks from the NBSCCCI without the work being done on a daily basis by the  priests, religious and the many volunteers. I very much appreciate the wonderful work they continue to do. 


I am most grateful to the Diocesan Committee for Safeguarding Children, the Child Protection Delegate, Bill Meagher, and Sr. Carmel Bourke, the Diocesan Child Protection Co-ordinator.  I would also like to thank the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church for their guidance and assistance over the past number of years.  I also appreciate this valuable and helpful assessment of safeguarding policies and practices in our Diocese.


I can assure the people of the Diocese that we will continue to do everything in our power to protect the children and young people involved in Church activities. The work continues. But, please keep in your prayers those who suffered and continue to suffer.


Click here to download the Final report

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Sharing the good news Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:08:48 +0000 Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin and a member of the National Executive of Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service, responding to the announcement of a same-sex referendum in 2015 said: “Married love is a unique form of love between a man and woman which has a special benefit for the whole of society.

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