Date: 28 Nov 2014
Congratulations to Bishop Kieran O'Reilly, SMA, on his appointment as Archbishop of Cashel and Emly. Since 2010, Bishop Kieran has served as the bishop of Killaloe.
Bishop Kieran attended primary school at Scoil Chríost Rí in Turner's Cross in Cork city and, later, attended secondary school at Coláiste Chríost Rí.
Bishop Kieran was born in Cork on 8th August 1952 to Seán and Theresa O’Reilly. He entered the Society of African Missions in Wilton, Cork in 1970. Bishop O’Reilly was ordained for the Society on 17th June 1978. He served for two years in the Archdiocese of Monrovia in Liberia before studying for a licentiate in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. From 1984 to 1989 he lectured in Scripture at the Major Seminary of Saints Peter and Paul in Ibadan, Nigeria. From 1989 to 2010 he served on the Irish and International Councils of the Society of African Missions. In May 2010 he was appointed by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as Bishop of Killaloe. In May 2014 Pope Francis appointed Archbishop O’Reilly as a member of the Congregation for Religious and Societies of Apostolic Life.
Listen to a radio interview with Bishop Kieran on the Beyond Belief programme on Clare FM since the announcement.