diocese of Kerry, Ireland

[Saint Mary's Cathedral, Killarney, Ireland] Includes Kerry and part of County Cork. It was formed by the union of the ancient sees of Ardfert and Aghadoe before 1110. Suffragen of the archdiocese of Cashel-Emly. Saint Benignus preached there, 450, and Saint Erc of Slane (died 512), tutor of the patron of Kerry, Saint Brendan, was probably first bishop. Saint Finan Cam, the first to build a church at Aghadoe, also established the monastery and school of Innisfallen. The ancient cathedrals of Ardfert and Aghdoe are in ruins; the modern cathedral at Kerry dates from 1840. See also
New Catholic Dictionary

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