Bishop John Kirby announces diocesan changes for the Diocese of Clonfert

02 Nov 2016

Bishop John Kirby has announced the following appointments for the Diocese of Clonfert:

Father Benny Flanagan, PP Clostoken and Kilconieron to retire;
Father Brendan Lawless, PP, Portumna to be Parish Priest of Clostoken and Kilconieron; and,
Father Michael Byrnes, Regional Marriage Tribunal to be Parish Priest of Portumna.

These appointments are to take effect on 2 January 2017.


  • Bishop John Kirby is Bishop of Clonfert

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