The Archbishop of Dublin is the title of senior priest who presides over the United diocese of Dublin and Glendalough in the Church of Ireland. The archbishop is also the Bishop of Glendaloughoch Primate of Ireland.

The current incumbent, having acceded to April 11, 2011, Michael Jackson.


Maps diocese in Ireland, as defined in the Synod of Kells. From Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd.

Dublin area were Christian long before Dublin had a distinct pins. The remains and memory of monasteries known before this time, in Finglas, Glasnevin, Glendalough, Kilnamanagh, Rathmichael, Swords, Tallaght, among others, are witness to the faith of previous generations and a thriving church life in their time. After a reverted conversion by one Norse King of Dublin, Sitric, his son Godfrey became Christian in 943, and the Kingdom of Dublin first sought to have a bishop of their own in the 11th century under Sitric MacAulaf, who had been on pilgrimage to Rome. He sent his chosen candidate, Donat (or Donagh or Donatus) to be consecrated in Canterbury in 1038 and the new prelate set up the Diocese of Dublin as a small area in the walled city. The Bishop of Dublin replied to the Archbishop of Canterbury and did not participate in the councils of the Irish Church. [1] The Archbishop was in union with Rome until the 16th century. After the death avJohn Alen, put pressure on Henry VIII chapter in Dublin’s cathedrals, who chose (January 1536), an archbishop of his choice, George Browne. Browne was inaugurated by Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Lambeth.The pin Kildare were the Archdiocese of Dublin in 1846. Before the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland in 1871, was the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin right to sit iöverhuset as a Lord Spiritual, along with other Archbishops in rotation. In 1976, the diocese Kildare removed from association with Dublin and placed in the tray with pins Meath. SePrimat of Ireland for a discussion of the roles and status of the Archbishops of Dublin and Armagh and their functions that primates.


Since the Middle Ages the seat of the Archbishop of Dublin has been to Christ Church Cathedral, although for many centuries, shared this status with the St. Patrick’s Cathedral. See these articles for more information about the role of the Archbishop of each other.

See also

  • Anglicanism portal
  • Archbishop of Dublin, which lists before and after the Reformation archbishops

Notes and references

  1. Jump up ^ Dublin: Catholic Truth Society, 1911: Bishop of Canea: Short stories of Dublin judgments, Part VIII, p. 162