Eugene Sweeney

Eugene Sweeney (1592–1669) was an Irish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the Bishop of Kilmore from 1629 to 1669.

Styles of
Eugene Sweeney
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Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleMy Lord
Religious styleBishop

A native of County Donegal, he was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Kilmore by Pope Urban VIII on 18 September 1629.[1][2][3]

He died in office on 18 October 1669, aged 77.[1][2][3] After his death, the see remained vacant for nearly sixty years, during which time it was administered by vicars general or bishops of Clogher.


  1. ^ a b "Bishop Eugene Sweeney". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Fryde et al. 1986, Handbook of British Chronology, p. 436.
  3. ^ a b Moody, Martin & Byrne 1984, A New History of Ireland, volume IX, p. 349.

Further readingEdit

  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd, reprinted 2003 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X.; Byrne, F. J., eds. (1984). Maps, Genealogies, Lists: A Companion to Irish History, Part II. A New History of Ireland. Vol. IX. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-821745-5.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Hugh O'Reilly (bishop)
Bishop of Kilmore
Succeeded by
See vacant,
followed by Patrick Tyrrell (vicar apostolic)