diocese of Waterford

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archiepiscopal diocese of Cashel

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Originally a Norse city and thus an object of Anglo‐Norman colonization of Ireland, it was a suffragan see of Canterbury from 1096. Waterford was first listed as a bishopric at the Council of Kells‐Mellifont (1152), though there was no regular succession of bishops until 1175. Waterford and Lismore is still a catholic bishopric in the province of Cashel, but the Anglican see was merged with the Cashel diocese in 1833.

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