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The Religious Condition of Ireland 1770-1850$

Nigel Yates

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199242382

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199242380.001.0001

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(p.329) APPENDIX 4 Religious Statistics for the Dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland in the Mid‐1840s

(p.329) APPENDIX 4 Religious Statistics for the Dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland in the Mid‐1840s

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The Religious Condition of Ireland 1770-1850
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(p.329) APPENDIX 4

Religious Statistics for the Dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland in the Mid‐1840s

Diocese (RC population)

Churches and clergy

Convents of nuns and regular clergy

Achonry (108,835)

Churches

44

Parish priests

22

Curates

23

Ardagh and Clonmacnois (195,056)

Churches

68

Regular clergy

4

Parish priests

39

Curates

51

Armagh (309,564)

Churches

126

Convents

2

Parish priests

51

Regular clergy

10

Curates

67

Cashel and Emly (296,667)

Churches

90

Convents

2

Parish priests

45

Regular clergy

10

Curates

64

Clogher (260,241)

Churches

78

Parish priests

36

Curates

60

Clonfert (119,082)

Churches

44

Convents

1

Parish priests

20

Regular clergy

14

Curates

21

Cloyne and Ross (436,627)

Churches

113

Regular clergy

2

Parish priests

54

Curates

84

Cork (303,984)

Churches

84

Convents

7

Parish priests

33

Regular clergy

22

Curates

Derry (196,614)

Churches

88

Parish priests

37

Curates

57

Down and Connor (154,029)

Churches

82

Parish priests

38

Curates

25

Dromore (76,275)

Churches

39

Convents

1

Parish priests

16

Dromore (76,275)

Churches 39

Convents 1

Curates

20

Dublin (391,006)

Churches

122

Convents

26

Parish priests

47

Regular clergy

83

Curates

130

Elphin (309,761)

Churches

81

Regular clergy

4

Parish priests

41

Curates

51

Ferns (172,789)

Churches

100

Convents

6

Parish priests

37

Regular clergy

15

Curates

59

Galway (56,503)

Churches

16

Convents

5

Parish priests

14

Regular clergy

14

Curates

11

Kerry (297,131)

Churches

93

Convents

8

Parish priests

44

Regular clergy

2

Curates

44

Kildare and Leighlin (290,038)

Churches

112

Convents

11

Parish priests

45

Regular clergy

10

Curates

73

Killala (136,383)

Churches

40

Parish priests

21

Curates

18

Killaloe (359,585)

Churches

120

Convents

2

Parish priests

51

Regular clergy

3

Curates

68

Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora (81,642)

Churches

36

Convents

1

Parish priests

18

Curates

16

Kilmore (240,593)

Churches

90

Parish priests

40

Curates

47

Limerick (246,302)

Churches

84

Convents

4

Parish priests

42

Regular clergy

12

Curates

60

Meath (377,562)

Churches

142

Convents

4

Parish priests

67

Regular clergy

16

Curates

74

Ossory (377,562)

Churches

94

Convents

4

Parish priests

84

Regular clergy

15

Curates

60

Raphoe (145,385)

Churches

48

Parish priests

25

Curates

30

Tuam (411,467)

Churches

113

Convents

3

Parish priests

60

Regular clergy

6

Curates

72

Waterford and Lismore (253,091)

Churches

76

Convents

10

Parish priests

36

Regular clergy

14

Curates

70

TOTAL (6,436,060)

Churches

2,223

Convents

97

Parish priests

1,013

Regular clergy

256

Curates

1,401

Note: Kerr's figures are based on the Complete Catholic Directories for 1846 and 1848; where there is a discrepancy between the figures published in the two directories the higher figure has been taken in every case.

Source: D. A. Kerr, Priests, Peel and Politics: Sir Robert Peel's Administration and the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland 1841–1846, Oxford 1982, 33, and ‘A Nation of Beggars?’ Priests, People and Politics in Famine Ireland 1846–1852, Oxford 1994, xii–xiii.

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