Most Rev. Séamus Freeman, SAC.

The death has taken place of Most Rev. Séamus Freeman, SAC.,

Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Ossory and formerly of Coolaghmore, Callan, Co. Kilkenny.

Peacefully, in the devoted and loving care of the wonderful people in Highfield Healthcare, Dublin, on Saturday, 20th August 2022, accompanied by his family and close friends.

Reposing in the Pallottine College, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, (Eircode E41 A271), from 4.30pm on Wednesday, 24th August 2022. Prayers at 6.00pm followed by removal to St. Mary's Cathedral, Kilkenny, (Eircode R95 CP46), the Mother Church of the Diocese of Ossory, to arrive at 7.30pm approximately. Reposing from 10.00am in the Cathedral on Thursday, 25th August 2022, concluding with Night Prayer at 9.00pm.

Bishop Séamus's Funeral Mass will be concelebrated on Friday, 26th August 2022, at 12 noon, followed by burial in the grounds of St. Mary's Cathedral, which will be live streamed at

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