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The Diocese of Derry and Raphoe is a Church of Ireland diocese in the united Province of Armagh and Tuam, Ireland.

The diocese is a union of the sees of Derry and Raphoe which were united in 1834.[1] The diocese is located in the north-west of Ireland. The entire diocese lies within the Province of Ulster. One half of it (Derry) is in Northern Ireland and the other half (Raphoe) is in County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland.

The present bishop is the Right Reverend Kenneth (Ken) Good, Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, who was elected on 13 March and consecrated on 11 June 2002.



There are two cathedrals


The following is a basic list the bishops of the united Diocese of Derry and Raphoe.[1]

  • 1831–1853: Richard Ponsonby
  • 1853–1867: William Higgin
  • 1867–1896: William Alexander
  • 1896–1916: George Alexander Chadwick
  • 1916–1944: Joseph Irvine Peacocke
  • 1945–1958: Robert McNeil Boyd

See also


  1. ^ a b Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 387-388. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.  

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