We are looking forward to welcoming Dean Katharine Poulton to the dioceses of Meath and Kildare. She will be instituted as rector of Julianstown in the New Year.
Katharine was born in Belfast. Her father was a clergyperson and she grew up in rectories there and in Hillsborough.
She was ordained in 1987 and has worked in parishes, both north and south of the border. She is currently in Kilkenny where she has been Dean of St. Canice's Cathedral and Rector of the very diverse Kilkenny Union of Parishes for over seven years. Prior to this she worked for a decade in a parish in Dublin city centre.
Katharine's two adult children live and work in Dublin. She likes to keep in contact with friends, visit new places, loves reading, attempts knitting and taking her dog, Millie, on daily walks. She has enjoyed walks by the river Nore in Kilkenny but looks forward to walking on the beach at Laytown and Bettystown.