Former Archbishops of Armagh

COMHARBAÍ PHÁDRAIG (ST PATRICK AND HIS SUCCESSORS) IN THE SEE OF ARMAGH

Succeeded Cardinal Died

1. St Patrick


445



resigned

2. St Benignus 455 467
3. St Jarlath 467 481
4. Cormac 481 497
5. Dubtach I 497 513
6. Ailid I 513 526
7. Ailid II 526 536
8. Dubtach II 536 548
9. St David 548 551
10. Feidlimid 551 578
11. St Cairlan 578 588
12. Eochaid 588 598
13. Senach 598 610
14. Mac Laisre 610 623
15. St Tommine 623 661
16. Seghene 661 688
17. Flann-Febla 688 715
18. Suibhne 715 730
19. Congus 730 750
20. Cele-Peter 750 758
21. Ferdachry 758 768
22. Cu-dinisc 768 deposed
23. Dubdalethe I 778 793
24. Faindelach (depose and re-installed) 793 795
25. Airechtach 793 deposed
26. Connmach 795 807
27. Torbach 807 808
28. Nuada 808 812
29. Flanngus 812 resigned
30. Artri 823 833
31. Eoghan 833 834
32. Forannan 834 852
(dispute)
33. Dermot O Tighernan 834 852
34. Fethgna 852 874
35. Maelcobha 874 deposed
36. Ainmeri 877 879
37. Cathasach I Maelcobha (re-installed) 879 883
38. Maelbrighte 888 927
39. Joseph 927 936
40. Mael-Patrick 936 936
41. Cathasach II 936 957
42. Muiredach 957 deposed
43. Dubdalethe II 965 998
44. Muirecan 998 deposed
45. Maelmuire 1001 1020
46. Amalgaid 1020 1049
47. Dubdalethe III (Cumuscach) 1060-64 1049 1064
48. Mael-Isu 1064 1091
49. Domnald 1 1091 1105
50. Cellach (St. Celsus) 1105 1129
51. Murrough 1129 1134
52. St Malachy 1134 resigned
53. Gelasius 1137 1174
54. Cornelius MacConcaille 1174 1175
55. Gilbert O Caran 1175 1180
56. Thomas O Conor 1181 1201
57. Maelisu O Carroll 1184 1186
58. Eugene MacGillaweer 1206 1216
59. Luke Netterville 1217 1227
60. Donat O Feery 1227 1237
61. Albert Suerbeer, OP 1240 resigned
62. Reginald OP 1247 1256
63. Abraham O Connellan 1257 1260
64. Patrick O Scanlan, OP 1261 1270
65. Nicholas MacMaelisu 1272 1303
66. John Taaffe 1306 1306
67. Walter Joyce, OP 1307 resigned
68. Roland Joyce, OP 1311 resigned
69. Stephen Seagrave 1323 1333
70. David Mageraghty 1334 1346
71. Richard Fitz-Ralph 1346 1360
72. Milo Sweetman 1361 1380
73. John Colton 1381 1404
74. Nicholas Fleming 1404 1416
75. John Swayne 1418 resigned
76. John Prene 1439 1443
77. John Mey 1443 1456
78. John Bole 1457 1470
79. John Foxall, OFM 1471 1475
80. Edmund Connesburgh 1475 resigned
81. Octavian De Spinellis 1478 1513
82. John Kite 1513 resigned
83. George Cromer 1521 deprived
84. Robert Wauchope 1539 1551
85. George Dowdall 1553 1558
86. Donagh O’Tighe 1560 1562
87. Richard Creagh 1564 1585
88. Edmund MacGauran 1587 1594
89. Peter Lombard 1601 1625
90. Hugh MacCawell, OFM 1626 1626
91. Hugh O’Reilly 1628 1653
92. Edmund O’Reilly 1657 1669
93. St Oliver Plunkett 1669 1681
94. Dominic Maguire, OP 1683 1707
95. Hugh MacMahon 1714 1737
96. Bernard MacMahon 1737 1747
97. Ross McMahon 1747 1748
98. Michael O’Reilly 1749 1758
99. Anthony Blake 1758 1786
100. Richard Reilly 1786 1818
101. Patrick Curtis 1819 1832
102. Thomas Kelly 1832 1835
103. William Crolly 1835 1849
104. Paul Cullen 1849 1866 translated to Dublin
105. Joseph Dixon 1852 1866
106. Michael Kieran 1866 1869
107. Daniel McGettigan 1870 1887
108. Michael Logue 1887 1893 1924
109. Patrick O’Donnell 1924 1925 1927
110. Joseph MacRory 1928 1929 1945
111. John D’Alton 1946 1953 1963
112. William Conway 1963 1965 1977
113. Tomás Ó Fiaich 1977 1979 1990
114. Cahal B. Daly 1990 1991 retired 1996
115. Seán Brady 1996 2007 retired 8 Sep 2014
116. Eamon Martin 2014

(Extracted in part from James Stuart’s Historical Memoirs of Armagh)

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