Message from Bishop Denis Nulty

Last Sunday in Carlow was a wonderful occasion and I want, as best I can in these few short lines, to express my profound gratitude for what was a truly blessed day for me.

On behalf of my family and all who travelled to Carlow from outside the diocese, I want to give thanks firstly for the marvellous welcome and hospitality evident in every detail.

Everyone was hugely impressed by the organisation, the numerous volunteers, the decoration of the Cathedral and the other venues and of course the beautiful liturgy with its outstanding music.

In so many ways, it was a very proud day for our diocese as it was both a powerful and moving demonstration of the talents and the generosity of the faith community here in K&L.

My primary task in the coming weeks and months will be to visit all the parishes. I look forward to these visits and to other gatherings.

In conclusion, I just want to say again – many thanks, Míle Buiochas to one and all.

+ Denis Nulty

Ordination recordings

See our video library for further videos from the ordination including –

  • the address by Bishop Nulty
  • the homily by Monsignor Brendan Byrne
  • the opening remarks by Archbishop Martin

A DVD of the full ceremony will be available shortly. Details will be posted on

Live streaming

Many apologies to those who experienced problems with the live streaming due to technical difficulties at our end.

Thankfully we were able to deliver the iCatholic stream to the nearby venues – the George Bernard Shaw theatre and the Cathedral Parish Centre.  Other viewers were able to follow on the Cathedral webcam.

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