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ancient kingdom of Ireland, the borders of which are now largely traced by those of the Roman Catholic episcopal see of Ossory, including Kilkenny and parts of Co. Offaly and Co. Laoighis. An independent state on the borders of Leinster and Munster, its overlordship was long disputed. It became part of Leinster under the Normans in the 12th cent., and by the middle of the 14th cent. had become part of the earldom of Ormonde, held by the Butler family.
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On Sunday], we helped a man that wanted to jump off Ossory Bridge at around 9pm.
35) On the execution of Louis xvi, he wrote to Lady Ossory that if "Savages, barbarians, etc.
In The Precipitate Choice; or, The History of Lord Ossory and Miss Rivers (1772), an epistolary novel, 'By a Lady', Lady Ossory, spying on her husband, records: 'when all was hush, in glided, not Margaret's grimly ghost, but my good man' (vol.
The subject matter is grim, that goes without saying, but the evidence is there of a kind of ossory canonization, and here, for example, is what Koudounaris has to say of a certain skeleton which arrived in a small German village one day in 1723, as a gift to the villagers from the Pope.
The consequences of his conversion and fiery promotion of reform included two exiles: the first to Wesel, Germany, in 1540, after Henry VIII executed Bale's friend and patron Thomas Cromwell, and again to Basel after the assumption of Queen Mary in 1553, at which time Bale had been bishop of Ossory in Kilkenny, Ireland.
Thirteen of the other bishops were or are auxiliary bishops in Dublin and include Bishop Joseph Carroll (dead), Bishop Brendan Comiskey (resigned as Bishop of Ferns in 2002), Bishop Martin Drennan (Bishop of Galway), Bishop Patrick Dunne (deceased), Bishop Ray Field (auxiliary Bishop in Dublin) and Bishop Laurence Forristal (Bishop of Ossory to 2007).
The second takes in 1866-84 when he was secretary to his half-uncle Cardinal Paul Cullen in Dublin and then Bishop of Ossory, based in Kilkenny, Ireland.
He should have inherited the title, 3 Earl of Upper Ossory, instead of Baron Castletown because his father had been the 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory.
Scannlan Mot, ruler of Ossory, is briefly mentioned in the Annals of the Four Masters as having died in 640, but his grave has never been found.
The first Church of Ireland Bishop of Ossory, John Bale, attempted to stamp out clerical abuses and to enforce Protestant services and prayer books on his flock in 1552.
Other Englishmen visiting Paris at the time of Wallet's residency were Henry Bennett, Earl of Arlington, and Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, who were themselves not only good friends but also bonded by marriage to daughters of a Dutch nobleman.
association came Bale's stint as bishop of Ossory in Ireland