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The diocese was founded in the year 598 AD. It is located in the south eastern corner of Ireland, and comprises most of County Wexford and parts of counties Wicklow and Carlow.
The Apostolic Administrator of Ferns, Bishop Denis Brennan, has announced the following clerical appointments: Fr. Chris Hayden as spiritual director to St. Patrick’s Seminary, Maynooth for a period of three years. Fr. Brian Whelan as administrator of the parish of Craanford for a further 12 months.
I warmly welcome the appointment of Father Ger Nash of the Diocese of Killaloe as my successor as Bishop of Ferns. I know that the people of Ferns, priests, religious, and lay faithful will welcome him too, and make him feel at home in their midst. I heartily congratulate him on his appointment and trust […]
Bishop Denis Brennan
Born in the Parish of Rathnure, Enniscorthy, on 20 June 1945, he was ordained on 31 May 1970 at St Peter’s College, Wexford. He was appointed to the House of Missions in 1970 and Administrator of St Senan’s Parish, Enniscorthy from 1986 until his appointment as parish priest of Taghmon in 1997. He served as Vicar Forane for Wexford Deanery and as diocesan delegate charged with child protection. He was ordained Bishop of Ferns on 23 April 2006. “I have only one ambition today, to walk with you, the people, religious and priests of the diocese in your joys and your sorrows. Sometimes I may be able to help you, sometimes I may need you to help me.”