Robert Heavener

The Right Reverend Robert William Heavener (28 February 1905 – 8 March 2005) was an Irish Anglican bishop and author. Among other works he wrote Co. Fermanagh: a short topographical and historical account (1940); Diskos (1970); Spare My Tortured People (1983), and Credo (1993); some or all of these were written under the nom de plume Robert Cielou.[1][2]

He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and ordained in 1929.[3] He married Ada Marjorie Dagg in 1936; the couple had two children. After serving curacies at Clones and Lack, he became Rector of Derryvullen and then Rural Dean of Monaghan. He was Archdeacon of Clogher from 1968–73, when he was named Bishop of Clogher.[4]


He retired from religious life in 1980 and died on 8 March 2005, aged 100.


  1. ^ British Library website accessed 13:03 GMT 13 February 2011
  2. ^ Who's Who 1996: London, A & C Black, 1996 ISBN 0-7136-4255-6
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory, 1975-76: Lambeth, Church House, 1975; ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ Handbook of British Chronology by Fryde, Greenway, Porter and Roy: Cambridge, CUP, 1996; ISBN 0-521-56350-X, ISBN 0-7136-4255-6
Religious titles
Preceded by
Richard Patrick Crosland Hanson
Bishop of Clogher
Succeeded by
Gordon McMullan

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