DARLING, Edward Flewett. b. Cork, Republic of Ireland, 24 July 1933. Edward Darling was educated at Cork Grammar School, Midleton College, Co. Cork, and St John’s School, Leatherhead, Surrey. Following further study at Trinity College, Dublin (where he graduated and qualified for ordination in the Divinity School), he took Holy Orders (deacon, 1956, priest 1957), serving two curacies: at St Luke’s, Belfast (1956-59) and St John’s, Orangefield, Belfast (1959-62). He was appointed first priest-in-charge of the newly created St Gall’s Parish, Carnalea, Bangor, County Down (1962-72); and Rector of St John’s, Malone, Belfast (1972-85). He was elected Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe in 1985,...
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