Limerick & Killaloe Diocesan Synod 2019
The Limerick and Killaloe Diocesan Synod met on Saturday 29th June in Villiers School, Limerick. In addition to the usual business, the synod unanimously passed a resolution giving consent to the uniting of Limerick and Killaloe with Tuam, Killala and Achonry to form a new United Dioceses of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe, while transferring the Ballisodare Group of Parishes from Achonry to Elphin in Kilmore, Elphin and Armagh. Once this resolution has been passed by the diocesan synods of both Tuam and Kilmore, as is expected, unification will take place when next there is an episcopal vacancy in either united diocese under the remaining bishop. The synod gathered outside Villiers at lunchtime to greet Tuam, Killala and Achonry.