Irish Catholic Directory 1920

A remarkably useful reference work detailing members of the Roman Catholic clergy principally in Ireland in 1920. The sections below appear in the 646 pages, together with a small number of advertisements for relevant suppliers. Fully searchable as a PDF file and detailed down to parish priest and curate level. Also contains a myriad of information relevant to the time.



The Catholic Hierarchy: His Holiness The Pope – Cardinal Bishops – Cardinal Priests – Cardinal Deacons.

Catholic Registry: Summary of Catholic Sees. – Roman Congregations and Tribunals – Irish Ecclesiastical Register – Apostolic Process of the Irish Martyrs.

 Catholic Prelates of Ireland:  Detailing down to parish priest level across the country.

The areas are: Province of Armagh – Diocese  of Meath – Diocese  of Ardagh – Diocese  of Clogher – Diocese  of Derry – Diocese  of Dromore – Diocese  of Kilmore – Diocese  of Raphoe – Diocese  of Dublin – Diocese  of Kildare and Leighlin – Diocese  of Ferns – Diocese  of Ossory – Province of Oashel – Diocese  of Cloyne – Diocese  of Cork – Diocese  of Kerry- Diocese  of Killaloe – Diocese  of Limerick – Diocese  of Ross – Diocese  of Waterford and Lismore – Province of Tuam – Diocese  of Achonry – Diocese  of Clonfert – Diocese  of Elphin – Dioceses of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora – Diocese  of Killala.

List of the Regular Clergy:  Augustinian Order – Congregation of the Holy Ghost and of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (C.S.Sp.) – Carmelite Order (Discalged) – Carmelite Oder (Calced) – Franciscan-Capuchin Order

Congregation Of The Mission: Vincentians – Dominican Order – Franciscan Order.

Order of Charity: Oblates – Passionists – Redemptorists – Society of Jesus – Society of Mary ; or, Marist Fathers – Society for African Missions – The Christian Brothers – Presentation Brothers – Brothers of St. Patrick – The Brothers of the Christian Schools – Franciscan Brothers.

Alphabetical Index of Clergy:  Abbreviations Used – Archbishops and Bishops – Mitred Abbots – Secular and Regular Clergy, A to Z  – Index of Dioceses.

Index of Irish Parishes & Places

Obituary list 1916 – 1919

Ordinations in 1919: – St. Patrick’s college, Maynooth – Students of All Hallows College, Dublin – Holy Cross College, Clonliffe – St. Patrick’s College, Thurles – St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny – St. John’s College, Waterford – St. Peter’s College, Wexford – St. Columban’s College, Dalgan Park, Shrule.

Also included are sections on the following;

Colleges: St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth – All hallows Missionary College, Drumcondra, Dublin – Colegio de Nobles Irlandeses, Salamanca – Irish College, Rome – Catholic University of Ireland.

Preface & Contents.

Civil Calendar, 1920: Showing Remarkable Days and Events from the Roman Catholic calendar with sun and moon rising and setting times.

Chronological Cycles, 1920.

Census of Ireland, 1911: A summary of the 1911 Census showing amongst other things, the Population of Ireland and the changes in numbers of persons listing the various denominations [Catholic, Protestant, Episcapalians, Presbyterians, Methodists, Other etc.]

Schooling features as an important matter and comparisons are made for the years between 1871 and 1911.

The Irish language: A distribution throughout the Provinces showing the number of persons speaking Irish only, Irish & English etc. taken from the Census

Emigration: Statistics showing emigration from Ireland between 1901 and 1910

Postal Regulations & Stamp Duties are also included.

Catholic Peers of Great Britain and Ireland:

Directory for the Laity for 1920  January – December.

Roman Register: A complete list of Roman Pontiffs from 67AD to 1914.

List of other colleges and higher schools

Ecclesiastical Summary of Ireland

Irish Ecclesiastical Events 1919

Record of Documents, 1919.

The Irish Capuchin Martyrs.


Provincials of Religious Orders in Ireland

Supplement for the Diocese  of Dublin.

De examinibus dioecesanis.

Charity sermons authorised to be preached


Forty Hours’ Exposition

English and Foreign Ecclesiastical Register.  Archbishops and Bishops of England and Wales – Archbishops and Bishops of Scotland – Archbishops and Bishops of the United States – Archbishops and Bishops of Canada – Newfoundland – West Indies – South and Central America – Australia – New Zealand – Other Dependencies of the British Empire.