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  • The Roman Catholic Diocese of Clogher was formed in 1111 at the Synod of Rathbreasail as the see for the Kingdom of Uí Chremthainn. The Diocese consists of County Monaghan, much of County Fermanagh with parts of Counties Tyrone, and Donegal. It is part of the Archdiocese of Armagh. The original cathedral was in the village of Clogher in County Tyrone, site of a monastery founded in 454 by St. Macartan, who was appointed bishop by St. Patrick in the 5th century. Following the Reformation, Henry VIII confiscated Clogher Cathedral for his Church of Ireland and the Roman Catholic diocese was without a permanent see until 1851 when a decision was made to move to the larger town of Monaghan 32 kilometres south east of Clogher village. The foundation stone of a St Macartan's Cathedral was laid in Monaghan in June 1861. The cathedral was dedicated in August 1892. Today the diocese has a faithful of over 100,000 parishioners spread across 37 parishes. The current bishop of the Diocese of Clogher is the Most Reverend Liam McDaid, appointed on 6 May 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI and ordained on Sunday 25 July 2010 in St Macartan's Cathedral in Monaghan.

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