News archive 2009

Bishop Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry, announces diocesan changes for the Diocese of Achonry

PRESS RELEASE
12 August 2009

Bishop Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry, announces diocesan changes for the Diocese of Achonry

– Monsignor John Doherty, P.P., Gurteen to be Priest in Residence, Charlestown
– Fr Farrell Cawley, P.P., Kilmovee to be Pastor Emeritus and residing in Ballinacarrow
– Canon Michael Joyce, P.P, Swinford to be Parish Priest in Bohola
– Fr Padraig Costello, P.P, Bohola to be Parish Priest Foxford
– Fr Dan O’Mahony, P.P., Killasser to be Curate in Cloonacool
– Fr Joseph Caulfield, P.P., Carracastle to be Parish Priest Gurteen
– Fr Dermot Meehan, Adm, Ballaghaderreen to be Parish Priest Swinford
– Fr Vincent Sherlock, C.C., Ballaghaderreen to be Parish Priest Kilmovee
– Fr John Durkan, C.C., Kiltimagh to be Parish Priest Killasser
– Fr John Geelan, C.C, Cloonacool to be Parish Priest Bonninconlon
– Fr Joseph Gavigan, C.C., Foxford to be Parish Priest Ballaghaderreen
– Fr Michael Quinn, C.C., Swinford to be Parish Priest Carracastle
– Fr Gabriel Murphy, C.C., Cloonloo to be Curate Kiltimagh
– Fr Gerard Davey, C.C., Ballaghaderreen to be Curate Foxford
– Fr Ronan Murtagh, St Patrick’s College Maynooth to be Diocesan Secretary and Curate in Cloonloo
– Fr Martin Henry, C.C., on loan to Killala Diocese to be Curate in Ballaghaderreen

On announcing the changes, Bishop Kelly said: “I wish all the priests concerned well on taking up their new responsibilities.”

Notes to editors:

  • The Catholic population of the Diocese of Achonry is 34,630.  There are 23 parishes and 47 churches in the diocese.
  • The patron saints of Achonry are St Nathy and St Attracta.
  • The diocesan website is www.achonrydiocese.org

Further information:
Martin Long, Director of Communications 086 172 7678

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