Edward Kernan

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Most Reverend Dr. Edward Kernan
Bishop of Clogher
Church Catholic Church
See Clogher
In office 19 November 1824 – 20 February 1844
Predecessor Bishop James Murphy
Successor Bishop Charles McNally
Personal details
Born 1771
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Died 20 February 1844

The Most Reverend Dr Edward Kernan (born 1771 in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland) was an Irish priest in the Diocese of Clogher ordained in 1795. He was educated at Portora Royal School, and studied for the priesthood in the Irish College in Salamanca, Spain. He was appointed the Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Clogher on 18 August 1816 and was ordained on 12 April 1818. He became bishop of the diocese on 19 November 1824, following the death of his predecessor, Dr James Murphy.[1] He died in office on 20 February 1844 having served as bishop of his diocese for almost twenty years. Dr Kernan was succeeded by Bishop Charles McNally, who had been appointed his Coadjutor Bishop in September 1843.

See also


  1. ^ "Bishop Kernan". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 05 December 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Saint Louis Gabriel Taurin Dufresse, M.E.P.
Bishop of Thabraca
1818 – 1824
Succeeded by
Rémi Gaulin
Preceded by
Bishop James Murphy
Bishop of Clogher
1824 – 1844
Succeeded by
Bishop Charles McNally
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