Permanent Diaconate

The Council of the Permanent Diaconate of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

This Council comes under the Episcopal Commission for Worship, Pastoral and Faith Development

Contact details

Mgr Dermot Farrell
(National Director of the Permanent Diaconate)
Parochial House
Dunboyne, Co Meath
Tel: +353 (0)1 825 5342

Fr Michael Duignan
(Coordinator of the Formation Programme)
St Mary’s
Sligo
Tel: +353 (0)71-916 2670

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About

In 2001 the Irish Episcopal Conference received permission from the Holy See to proceed with the restoration of the Permanent Diaconate in Ireland. In 2005 approval was received for the document The Permanent Diaconate: National Directory and Norms for Ireland and this document was subsequently published by the Irish Bishops.

In March 2009 the Bishops appointed a national training authority under the chairmanship of Bishop Donal McKeown to approve and monitor formation for permanent deacons in this country. This body ensures that the preparation of candidates for ordination to the diaconate is in keeping with the expectations of the Church.

Diocesan contacts

Armagh
Fr John Gates, Parochial House, 30 King Street, Magherafelt, Co Derry, BT 45 6AS
Tel: 048 7963 2439
Dublin
Fr Kevin Doran, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3
Tel: 01 808 7531
Cloyne
Fr William Bermingham, Parochial House, Blarney, Co Cork
021 4385105
Cork and Ross
Canon Bertie O’Mahony, Cork Road, Carrigaline, Co Cork
Te;: 021 4371684.
Dromore
Fr John Byrne, 38-40 Hill Street, Newry, Co Down BT34 1AT
Tel: 048-3026 2586
Elphin
Fr Michael Duignan, St Mary’s, Sligo
Tel: 071 9162670
Kerry
Canon Eoin Mangan, The Presbytery, Knocknagoshel, Co Kerry
Tel: 068 46107
Kildare and Leighlin
Fr Ruairi Ó Domhnaill, The Presbytery, Ballymany, Newbridge, Co Kildare
Tel: 045 434 069
Kilmore
Fr Gabriel Kelly, Kinawley, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh
Tel: 048 6634 8250
Waterford and Lismore
Fr Patrick Fitzgerald, Parochial House, Lisduggan, Waterford
Tel: 051 372 257

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