Bishop Michael Burrows appointed to Church of Ireland Diocese of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe

The Right Reverend Michael Burrows has been elected as the Church of Ireland’s Bishop of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe.

The newly formed United Dioceses of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe comes after the retirement of Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe Kenneth Kearon and Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry, Patrick Rooke in October of last year at which time the two dioceses were united.

Speaking after his election, Bishop Burrows said: “I am grateful to the Electoral College for their affirmation and trust.  I leave a diocese which I have greatly loved after nearly 16 years, having learned so much from them, but clearly it is a time to embrace the new challenge of a new diocese and I look forward to working to cement the new United Dioceses of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe and serving God’s people there.”


Bishop Burrows, who has served as the Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory since 2006, will take up the new role following the ratification of his election by the House of Bishops.