Four priests to retire as Bishop of Raphoe announces clerical appointments

The Bishop of Raphoe has announced a number of clerical changes for the Diocese of Raphoe.

The changes are to take effect from 20th/21st August.

Bishop Alan McGuckian has announced that Very Rev Dean Austin Laverty, PP, Ardara is to retire and to be PE, Ardara

Very Rev Seán Ó Gallachóir, PP, Gort a’ Choirce to retire

Very Rev Pat McHugh, PP, Gartan & Termon to retire. 

Very Rev Padraig Ó Baoighill, PP, Gaoth Dobhair to retire

Very Rev Ciaran Harkin, PP, Newtowncunningham & Killea to take on the role as PP of Aughaninshin (Irish Martyrs). 

Very Rev Aodhan Cannon, PP, Dungloe (Templecrone) will be be PP to Ardara while, Rev Michael McKeever, VG, CC, Gartan & Termon will become PP in Gartan and Termon. 

Rev Donnchadh Ó Baoill, CC, Fintown to be PP, Gort a’ Choirce & Tory Island. 

Rev Brian Ó Fearraigh, CC, Gaoth Dobhair & Chaplain to Pobalscoil Gaoth Dobhair is to be PP, Gaoth Dobhair. 

Rev Johnny Moore, CC, Ardara to be PP, Dungloe (Templecrone) with Rev Philip Kemmy, CC, Conwal & Leck to be PP, Newtowncunningham & Killea. 

Rev Brendan Ward, CC, Aughaninshin (Irish Martyrs) to be CC, Gaoth Dobhair & Chaplain to Pobalscoil Gaoth Dobhair. 

Rev Kizito Kalemeera on loan from the Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda to be CC, Conwal & Leck



Fr John Attoh on loan from the Diocese of Kafanchan, Nigeria to be priest in residence Termon. 

Rev Dominic Thoomkuzhy on loan from the Diocese of Thamarassery, India to be CC, Aughaninshin (Irish Martyrs) as well as Chaplain to the SyroMalabar Community in the Diocese. (Effective 1st October 2022)


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