Province of Dublin (Church of Ireland) Information

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United Provinces of Dublin and Cashel
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Church Church of Ireland
Metropolitan bishop Archbishop of Dublin
Cathedral Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

The United Provinces of Dublin and Cashel, commonly called the Province of Dublin, and also known as the Southern Province, is one of the two ecclesiastical provinces that together form the Church of Ireland; the other is the Province of Armagh. [1] The province has existed since 1833 when the ancient Province of Dublin was merged with the Province of Cashel. Its metropolitan bishop is the Archbishop of Dublin. [2]

The cathedral of the United Provinces of Dublin and Cashel is the Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. The cathedral is the elder of Dublin's two medieval cathedrals, the other being St. Patrick's Cathedral. [3]

The National Synod of the Church of Ireland, published in 1869, includes a statement from representatives of the Provinces of Dublin and Cashel. The statement asserts the independence of the provinces:

Whereas, our provinces of Dublin and Cashel, by law and usage, are free from all subjection to the See of Armagh; and we, neither in virtue of our consecration, nor by reason of our appointment to the Archiepiscopal office in these our provinces, have bound ourselves, by the profession or promise of canonical reverence and obedience, to any other Archbishop and Metropolitical Church. By reason of which independence we do claim and assert our right of precedence, appeal, and principal jurisdiction in matters Ecclesiastical within our provinces of Dublin and Cashel. [4]

In March 2021, a dispute broke out between some members of the select vestry of a redundant parish church in Dublin city centre and the diocesan authorities over the future of a parish church building. [5]

Dioceses in the province

The province has five dioceses; [6]

Geographic remit

The province covers approximately the southern half of the island of Ireland, including the counties of Meath, Westmeath, Dublin, Kildare, Offaly, Laois, Wicklow, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare, Mayo, Galway and part of Sligo.

See also


  1. ^ Carew, Patrick Joseph (1835). An Ecclesiastical History of Ireland: From the Introduction of Christianity Into that Country, to the Commencement of the Thirteenth Century. J. Coyne.
  2. ^ "Ecclesiastical Province of Dublin - Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)". Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Christchurch Catheral | Kingfisher". Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  4. ^ Synod, Church of Ireland National (1869). The National Synod of the Church of Ireland. The Synods of Armagh and Dublin September 1869 Together with the Journal of the Lower House of the United Synods. Hodges, Foster & Company. p. 34.
  5. ^ "Dispute breaks out over future of redundant parish church in Dublin". Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  6. ^ Commons, Great Britain Parliament House of (1876). Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons. Ordered to be printed.