Eóin Ó Cuileannáin

Eóin Ó Cuileannáin, S.T.D. (anglicised John O'Cullenan}}; c. 1583–1661) was an Irish Roman Catholic prelate who served as the Bishop of Raphoe from 1625 to 1661.

Styles of
Eóin Ó Cuileannáin, S.T.D.
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Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleMy Lord
Religious styleBishop

Ó Cuileannáin was appointed Vicar Apostolic of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raphoe by papal brief on 1 December [O.S. 21 November] 1621.[1][2] Four years later, he was appointed Bishop of Raphoe on 9 June [O.S. 30 May] 1625, but was not consecrated until 1629.[1][2][3] After having been held in prison in Derry for several years, Bishop Ó Cuileannáin went into exile in March 1653.[1][4][5]

Eóin Ó Cuileannáin died in Brussels on 24 March 1661, aged about 78, and was interred in the chapel of the Virgin in the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula.[1][2][5]


  1. ^ a b c d Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 441.
  2. ^ a b c Moody, Martin & Byrne 1984, A New History of Ireland, volume IX, p. 353.
  3. ^ "Bishop John O'Cullenan". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  4. ^ Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 441, fn. 2.
  5. ^ a b Brady 1876, The Episcopal Succession, volume 1, pp. 309–311.