Archbishop Eamon Martin announces clerical changes for the Archdiocese of Armagh

22 Aug 2019

Archbishop Eamon Martin has announced the following clerical appointments for the Archdiocese of Armagh, which will come into effect on 1 September 2019.

Archbishop Eamon said, “I am deeply appreciative to the priests and deacons of the Archdiocese for their continued ministry and service, and I wish them well as they take up their new appointments.  I also thank the people of the Archdiocese of Armagh for their ongoing prayers and generous support of our clergy.  I encourage parishes to welcome their new pastors over the coming weeks.”

  • Very Rev Vincent Darragh, PE, AP, Ardboe has retired
  • Very Rev Thomas Daly, PP, Togher, to be PE, AP, Togher
  • Very Rev Sean Larkin, PP, Lower Killeavy, to be PE, AP, Lower Killeavy
  • Very Rev Brian MacRaois, PP, VF, Carlingford & Omeath, to be PE, AP, Kilkerley
  • Rt Rev Monsignor James Carroll, PE, Adm, EV, Monasterboice, to be PP, EV, Togher
  • Very Rev Aidan Murphy, PE, AP, VF, Coalisland (Ballyclog and Donaghenry), to be PP, VF, Mullaghbawn (Forkhill)
  • Very Rev John Heagney, PP, VF, Mullaghbawn (Forkhill), to be PE, AP, Eglish
  • Very Rev John Connolly, PP, Clonfeacle, to continue as Adm, Eglish
  • Rev Aidan Dunne, CC, Lower Killeavy, to be PP, Lower Killeavy
  • Rev Patrick Rushe, CC, Kilkerley, to be PP, Monasterboice
  • Rev Uduak Abara, MSP, CC, Middle Killeavy, to return to the Missionary Society of Saint Paul for a new assignment
  • Rev Brian White, CC, Haggardstown & Blackrock, to be PP, Carlingford & Omeath
  • Rev Paul Murphy, while continuing as CC, Saint Peter’s, Drogheda, to pursue part-time a licentiate in Canon Law in Louvain, Belgium
  • Rev Aidan McCann, CC, Dungannon, to be CC, Haggardstown & Blackrock
  • Rev Milan Tomaga, on loan from Diocese of Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, to be CC, Dungannon

This information was published on in July.


  • Archbishop Eamon Martin is Archbishop of Armagh, Apostolic Administrator of Dromore and Primate of All Ireland.

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