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

Eamon Roche Ordained Deacon

Last Sunday, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (1st June 2014), along with fourteen other classmates Eamon Roche, a seminarian for the diocese of Cloyne, was ordained to the Diaconate. The ordaining prelate was His Eminence Cardinal Sean Brady, Archbishop of Armagh. As the fifteen men to be ordained as deacons processed into […]


Monday May 12th 2014   Statement from Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne I warmly welcome the publication today of the review of safeguarding practice in the Diocese of Cloyne by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland. At the outset, I again extend my heartfelt apologies to all those […]

Death of Fr. Micheál Cogan

The death occurred on March 29th. of Fr. Micheál Cogan, former parish priest of the parish of Glantane. Fr. Micheál had been ill for some time and had retired from active ministry. He was laid to rest in the church grounds of Glantane Church, where he had gone to Mass as a youth. Micheál had […]


  Sharing the Joy of the Gospel – A Series of Reflections on the Teaching of Pope Francis In five central locations in the month of May (Macroom, Mallow, Midleton, Kanturk and Fermoy), the Diocese is hosting a series of three reflection nights on the teaching of Pope Francis. To launch this initiative, Bishop Crean invites […]


Lift up your Hearts Lenten Pastoral Letter from Bishop William Crean Bishop of Cloyne   Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,   It is now a little more than a year since I was ordained to serve as Bishop of Cloyne.   It has been filled with “firsts” as we strived to begin anew as […]

Charleville Monthly Ecumenical Gathering

Prayers and Hymns take place the third Sunday of each month in the McAuley Building, Main Street, Charleville at 7.30pm. Join with the ministers and members of various Christian Denominations as we prayer together for unity in belief and practice and share the spiritual richness and joy of our faith in Jesus Christ. Do stay […]