Patrick Kelly (16 April 1779 – 8 October 1829) was an Irish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the first bishop of the Diocese of Richmond in Virginia (1820–1822) and as bishop of the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore in Ireland (1822–1829).
Patrick Kelly was born in Kilkenny, Ireland on 16 April 1779 to Matthew and Anastatia Nowlan Kelly. He was sent to a classical school at Lisdowney in 1793, and to the Old Academy in 1795. In 1797, he entered the St. Patrick's College in Lisbon, Portugal.
Kelly was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Antônio de Pádua e Bellas in Lisbon on 18 July 1802. For the next two years he served as professor of philosophy at St. Patrick's.
Kelly returned to Ireland on 15 August 1804. Due to poor health, he spent his first year living at home with his parents. He then served as a curate for a parish in Inistioge. In 1808 he was assigned to a parish in The Rower, a village in K