Bishop William Crean was appointed Bishop of Cloyne on Nov. 25th. 2012.
He was Ordained in St. Colman's Cathedral on Jan. 27th 2013.

Feast of St. Colman, Patron of the Diocese

On November 24th, Patronal Feast of the Diocese of Cloyne, Bishop William Crean celebrated Mass in the Cathedral of St, Colman with the members of the Cathedral Chapter concelebrating, Members of the parish of Cobh participated along with young people preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The organ was played by Adrian Gebruers, who also […]


Today we gather to honour St. Colman, patron saint of the diocese of Cloyne In our Mass today we ask his blessing and protection on the mission of our diocese today, building the kingdom of God in our own place. St. Colman founded his monastery at Cloyne in 561 AD, a mere 100 years after […]

Trócaire Volunteer recruiting

Trócaire has a vibrant volunteer group in Cork, supported by staff in our Cork Centre.  We are now recruiting for new volunteers to assist our work in primary and post primary schools in Cork City and County. Full details on this role and an application form are available atwww.trocaire.org/volunteer. Application closing date is Monday 12th […]

Homily for Re-interment of Thomas Kent at Castlelyons

Mass for the Reinterment of Thomas Kent Church of St. Nicholas, Castlelyons, Co. Cork. Friday 18th September 2015 Homily of Celebrant Most Rev. William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne     My friends,   To-day’s gathering in faith and prayer in memory of Thomas Kent is a most unusual funeral.  It writes the final chapter in […]

Statement from Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne, on the resignation of Mr Bill Meagher as Designated Liaison Person

I wish to confirm that Mr Bill Meagher, the Designated Liaison Person (DLP) for the Diocese of Cloyne, has resigned his position. I regret Mr Meagher’s decision to resign, because he has served the diocese and the survivors of abuse with great dedication and attention to detail, for which the diocese is most grateful. The […]

Killeagh Spiritfest 2015

Statement by Bishop William Crean regarding the Killeagh/Inch SPIRITFEST 2015 21. AUG, 2015 I welcome the initiative of the Killeagh/Inch Parish Pastoral Council to celebrate SPIRITFEST 2015.  I pray that it will serve as an invitation to the people of the parish to deepen and to renew their faith. As part of its preparation the […]