Luke Wadding

(c. 1628—1691) Roman Catholic bishop of Ferns

Related Overviews

Popish Plot

Oliver Plunket (1625—1681) Roman Catholic archbishop of Armagh




'Luke Wadding' can also refer to...

Luke Wadding (1588—1657) Roman Catholic priest and historian


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • European History


Quick Reference

(c.1628–1691), Catholic ecclesiastic. Vicar-general of the south-eastern diocese of Ferns from 1668 and coadjutor (assisting) bishop from 1671, Wadding succeeded to the bishopric in 1678 but was not consecrated until 1683/4 because of the tensions associated with the Popish Plot. Like Oliver Plunkett he was one of a new generation of bishops appointed to resume the work of reorganizing the Irish church along Counter-Reformation lines after the disruption of the Cromwellian years and the uncertainties of the period immediately following the Restoration. His A Small Garland of Pious and Godly Songs was published in Ghent in 1684.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: European History.

Reference entries