Fargal O'Reilly

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Fargal O'Reilly
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Fargal O'Reilly (or Farrell O'Reilly; died 1829) was an Irish Roman Catholic prelate who served as the Bishop of Kilmore from 1807 to 1829.

A native of the parish of Bailieborough in County Cavan, Ireland,[1] he was the parish priest of Drumlane from 1790 to 1807. He was elected Bishop of the Diocese of Kilmore by the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith on 4 October 1806[2] and was confirmed by Pope Pius VII on 14 December 1806.[2][3] O'Reilly's papal brief to the See of Kilmore was dated 16 January 1807 [2][3][4] and was consecrated on 24 August 1807 by the Most Reverend Richard O'Reilly, Archbishop of Armagh.[3][4][5]

He died in office on 30 April 1829,[3][4][5] and was buried in the graveyard at Moybolgue, near Bailieborough.[1]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b "Folklore". Bailieborough.com. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b c Brady 1876, The Episcopal Succession, volume 1, p. 287.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b c d Moody, Martin & Byrne 1984, A New History of Ireland, volume IX, p. 350.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b c "Bishop Fargal O'Reilly". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  5. ^ Jump up to: a b Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 436.


  • Brady, W. Maziere (1876). The Episcopal Succession in England, Scotland and Ireland, A.D. 1400 to 1875. Volume 1. Rome: Tipografia Della Pace. |volume= has extra text (help)
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X.; Byrne, F. J., eds. (1984). Maps, Genealogies, Lists: A Companion to Irish History, Part II. A New History of Ireland. Volume IX. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-821745-5. |volume= has extra text (help)
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
James Dillon
Bishop of Kilmore
Succeeded by
James Browne
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