Bishop John Kirby announces diocesan appointments for the Diocese of Clonfert

03 Aug 2018

Bishop John Kirby has announced the following diocesan appointments for clergy which will take effect from 24 August 2018:

  • Father John Garvey, PP, Ballinasloe, is on sabbatical leave for one year.
  • Father Bernard Costello, Chaplain Portiuncula Hospital to be Administrator Ballinasloe for one year.
  • Father Joe Long SPS, CC, Kilrickle to return to Saint Patrick’s Missionary Society.
  • Father John Hickey SSC, CC, Abbey to be CC Kilrickle.
  • Father Charles Nyameh, Jalingo Diocese, Nigeria, to be curate in the Parish of Loughrea.


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  • Bishop John Kirby is Bishop of Clonfert.