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Death of former Bishop of Meath and Kildare, The Rt Revd Donald Caird

Dr Donald Caird – Pictured on the cover of ‘Donald Ciard: Church of Ireland Bishop, Gaelic Churchman, A Life’ by Aonghus Dwane Dr Donald Caird – Pictured on the cover of ‘Donald Ciard: Church of Ireland Bishop, Gaelic Churchman, A Life’ by Aonghus Dwane

Members of the Church of Ireland dioceses of Meath and Kildare have been greatly saddened to hear of the death of the Rt Revd Prof Donald Caird. He served as Bishop of Meath & Kildare from 1976 to 1985. He died in the early hours of Thursday 1st June, aged 91.

The Bishop of Meath and Kildare, the Most Revd Pat Storey said “I speak for all members of our dioceses as we express our sadness at the news of the death of Dr Caird. He was a man of great personal warmth who served our dioceses, as well as the wider Church of Ireland, with faithfulness and generosity. He was a man of tremendous intellect and had a deep love for the Irish language”. She continued, “We offer our sympathy to his wife, Nancy and the rest of his family, as we remember them in our prayers”.

The Rt Revd Prof Donald Caird also served as Archbishop of Dublin (1985–96) as well as being and Bishop of Limerick (1970–76)

Bishop Caird’s Funeral Service will take place in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, at 11am on Monday 5 June.

 

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