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Christianity had arrived in Ireland by the early 5th century, and spread through the works of early missionaries such as Palladius, and Saint Patrick.

They are engaged either in teaching or in giving missions, but not charged with the government of parishes.

The church is led by four archbishops and twenty-three bishops; however, because there have been amalgamations and absorptions, there are more than twenty-seven dioceses.

For instance, the diocese of Cashel has been joined with the diocese of Emly, Waterford with Lismore, and Ardagh with Clonmacnoise.

The substantial majority of the population never changed adherence, remaining strongly Catholic, though there were good reasons for joining the state church.