Bishop Dermot Farrell announces diocesan appointments for the Diocese of Ossory

10 Aug 2018

Bishop Dermot Farrell has announced the following diocesan appointments for clergy which will take effect from 29 September 2018:

  • Father Jim Crotty, PP Ferrybank has retired.
  • Father Patrick Comerford, PP Freshford has retired.
  • Monsignor Kieron Kennedy, Administrator Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny to be PP Freshford.
  • Father Richard Scriven PP Inistioge to be Administrator Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny.
  • Father Sean O’Connor Administrator Ballyhale to be PP Ballyhale.
  • Father Liam Taylor Administrator Ballycallan to be PP Ballycallan.
  • Father Kieran O’Shea CC Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny to be PP Ferrybank.
  • Father Raymond Dempsey CC Ferrybank to be PP Inistioge.
  • Father Dan Bollard to be VF.


  • Bishop Dermot Farrell is Bishop of Ossory.
  • VF = Vicar Forane; PP = Parish Priest and CC = Curate.
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