Diocesan Appointments 2015

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Diocesan Appointments 2015

All changes below are effective from 5th September 2015, unless otherwise indicated



Aherne, The Reverend Francis OSA, Augustinian Priory, as Curate in Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Ballyboden effective 1st September.

Annan, The Very Reverend Raphael CSSp, as Moderator in Kimmage/Greenhills.

Bartley, The Reverend Kevin, Chaplain DCU to Administrator, University Church, effective 15th September 2015.

Behan, The Very Reverend Richard, Moderator, of the Dundrum/Ballinteer/Meadowbrook Grouping, as Parish Priest of the Parishes of Blessington and Valleymount, effective 1st August 2015.

Belton, The Very Reverend Liam, Parish Priest, Kilquade and Greystones Parishes as Moderator of Dundrum/Ballinteer/Meadowbrook Grouping.

Brennan, The Very Reverend Kilian, Co-Parish Priest, Howth/Sutton/Baldoyle Grouping, to retire.

Boyle, The Very Reverend Patrick, Administrator University Church, as Co-Parish Priest to Donaghmede/Ayrfield Grouping, effective 15th September 2015.

Carolan, The Very Reverend Patsy OMI, Co-Parish Priest, Inchicore/Bluebell Grouping, to Order.

Carroll, The Very Reverend Patrick Canon, Co-Parish Priest, Cabra Grouping as Moderator of Cabra/Cabra West/Phibsborough Grouping.

Clarke, The Reverend Gerard, S.J., as Parish Priest of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Gardiner Street, effective 31st August 2015.

Colclough, The Very Reverend Robert, Co-PP, Bray Grouping, as Administrator, North Wall/Seville Place.

Connell, The Reverend Seamus, Administrator, Parish of St. Luke the Evangelist, Mulhuddart,  as Administrator of the Parishes of the Resurrection, Bayside and St. John the Evangelist, Kilbarrack/Foxfield.

Corcoran, The Very Reverend Gerard, Co-PP, Donaghmede/Ayrfield Grouping, as Moderator of Donaghmede/Ayrfield Grouping.

Corrigan, The Reverend David SM, as Curate in Donore Avenue, effective 1st August 2015.

Daly, The Very Reverend John, PP, St. Mochta’s Parish, Porterstown, as Parish Priest of Greystones /Kilquade Parishes, effective 1st January 2016, following a short sabbatical.

Daly, The Reverend Martin, sabbatical, as Curate in the Parish of St. Michael’s, Dun Laoghaire and St. Joseph’s Glasthule.

Dalzell, The Reverend Tom SM, as Curate to Ballybrack /Loughlinstown Grouping.

De Burca, The Reverend Brian OMI as Co-Parish Priest to the Grouping of Parishes: St. Michael’s, Mary Immaculate Inchicore and Our Lady of the Wayside, Bluebell, effective 24th July 2015.

Dempsey, The Very Reverend Vincent, Parish Priest, Kilbride/Barndarrig, from Parish Priest to Assistant Priest.

Derwin, The Reverend Chris, newly ordained, as Curate in the Parish of SS Peter and Paul, Balbriggan.

Doran, The Reverend Joseph, Assistant in Beechwood Avenue, as Curate in Beechwood Avenue.

Dorniak, The Very Reverend Joseph OFM Conv, as Parish Priest in Fairview Parish, effective 1st September 2015.

Doyle, The Reverend Gerry, Curate, Johnstown, as Curate in Foxrock Parish in addition.

Duggan, The Reverend Frank, Curate in Bonnybrook, to retire.

Dunne, The Reverend Paul, Curate in Balbriggan to sabbatical.

Egan, The Reverend Adrian CSsR as Curate in the Parish of Most Holy Sacrament, Cherry Orchard, effective 8th July 2015.

Ennis, The Reverend John, Curate, Parish of Our Lady of Consolation, Donnycarney as Administrator of the Parish of Our Lady of Consolation, Donnycarney.

Finnerty, The Very Reverend Peter, Parish Priest, Parish of Our Lady of Consolation, Donnycarney to sabbatical, effective 30th September 2015.

Gambogi, The Reverend Carolus, Parish Chaplain, Aughrim St. to return to Ghana, 31st August 2015.

Glennon, The Reverend Paul, newly ordained, as Curate in the Parish of St. Patrick, Skerries.

Gleeson, The Reverend Patrick, Chaplain, Trinity College, to retire and to assist in the Pro-Cathedral.

Greene, The Very Reverend John, Moderator, Cabra/Cabra West/Phibsborough Grouping of Parishes, to work in Chile.

Guinko, The Reverend Hilaire, M. Afr, Chaplain in Templeogue Parish, to return to Africa, 31st August 2015.

Halpin, The Very Reverend Benny OMI, Co-Parish Priest Inchicore/Bluebell Grouping, to Order.

Hayden, The Reverend Desmond to Ampleforth Abbey, York.

Hession, The Reverend Noel, OSA, Curate, Ballyboden Parish, to Order, effective 31st August 2015.

Irudayasamy, The Reverend Moyison, Team Assistant in Glendalough Grouping, recalled to India, 1st June 2015.

Jacob, The Very Reverend John, Administrator in Walkinstown Parish, as Curate in Walkinstown Parish.

King, The Very Reverend William, Administrator in Clonskeagh to Administrator in Rathmines, effective 15th September 2015.

Kondowe, The Reverend Raymond, Chaplain, University Church, to return to Malawi, effective 30th June 2015.

Lavelle, The Very Reverend Paul, Parish Priest, Kilbarrack/Foxfield, to retire.

Lynch, The Reverend Owen, resident in Greystones, as Co-Parish Priest of the Grouping of Parishes of Glendalough, Rathdrum and Roundwood.

Mac Giollarnáth, The Reverend Seán, , O.Carm., Curate in Knocklyon, as Parish Priest to Whitefriar Street, effective 15th August 2015.

McArdle, The Reverend Seán, SM, Curate in Donore Avenue to Order effective 31st July 2015.

Mc Crystal, The Very Reverend Eoin, Moderator, Donaghmede/Ayrfield Grouping, as Administrator of the Parish of St. MacCullin, Lusk, effective 1st January 2016, following a short sabbatical.

Mc Dermott, The Very Reverend Niall, Co-PP, Donaghmede/Ayrfield Grouping, to retire.

McEvoy, The Very Reverend Frank, Parish Priest, Narraghmore and Administrator in Moone, as Parish Priest of St. Michael’s Parish, Athy, in addition.

Mc Inerney, The Reverend James Mary OFM Conv, newly ordained, as Curate in Fairview Parish, effective 1st September 2015

Mc Nerney, The Reverend John, Chaplain, UCD, to sabbatical.

Mothersill, The Reverend Joseph, O. Carm., as Curate to Knocklyon effective 15th August 2015.

Murphy, The Very Reverend Bernard, O. Carm., Parish Priest Whitefriar Street, to Order.

Murphy, The Very Reverend Tim, Parish Priest Blessington and Valleymount, to sabbatical, 31st July 2015.

Nallukunnel, The Very Reverend Antony, OFM, Conv., Parish Priest, Fairview, to Order, 31st July 2015.

Neary, The Very Reverend Donal SJ, Parish Priest, Gardiner St., to Order, 31st August 2015.

O’Connor, The Reverend Gerry CSsR, Curate, Cherry Orchard, as Administrator pro tempore, effective 8th July 2015.

O’Grady, The Reverend Michael, Curate, Pro-Cathedral, as Co-Parish Priest in the Cabra/Cabra West/Phibsborough Grouping.

Ó hÓbaín, The Very Reverend Éanna, O.Carm., Parish Priest in Knocklyon, to Order.

O’Kelly, The Reverend Michael, Co-Parish Priest, Ballybrack/Loughlinstown Grouping, to work with Focolare Movement in Rome.

O’Sullivan, The Reverend Alan, OP as Chaplain in Trinity College.

Parvookaran José, The Reverend Martin, O.Carm., Curate in Knocklyon, as Parish Priest in Knocklyon, effective 27th August 2015.

Roche, The Very Reverend Donal, Administrator, Wicklow, as Administrator in Kilbride/Barndarrig.

Rothery, The Reverend Colin, Administrator, North Wall/Seville Place, to study Irish College Rome.

Sebastian, The Reverend Antony Cheeramvelil, MST, as Curate in the Parish of St. Martin de Porres, Old Bawn, and Chaplain to the Syro-Malabar Community, with effect from 12th  June 2015.

Selvam, The Reverend Francis, Team Assistant to the Glendalough/Rathdrum /Roundwood Grouping.

Smyth, The Reverend Patrick, O. Carm., as Curate to Knocklyon effective 15th August 2015.

St. John, The Reverend Paul, SVD, Curate, Walkinstown Parish, as Administrator Walkinstown Parish.

Tanham, The Very Reverend Gerard, Parish Priest, VF, Athy, as Co-Parish Priest of the Howth/Baldoyle/Sutton Grouping of Parishes.

Thynne, The Right Reverend Monsignor Eoin, Head Chaplain of the Defence Forces, as Administrator, St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Mulhuddart, on 1st January 2016, following a short sabbatical.

Ward, The Very Reverend Paul, Parish Priest, Parish of the Resurrection, Bayside, as Administrator, St. Mochta’s Parish, Porterstown.



Vicar for Religious


Cotter, Sr Elizabeth IBVM, DCL, Vicar for Religious, recalled to IBVM, 28th August 2015.



Parish Pastoral Workers


Brown, Mr Frank, Rathmines Parish to Clondalkin Grouping, effective 5th October 2015.

Byrne, Sr. Elizabeth IBVM, career break, to Skerries Parish, effective 7th September 2015.

Carroll, Ms Breda, Bohernabreena/Old Bawn Parishes to Saggart/Newcastle/Rathcoole Parishes.

Kavanagh, Ms Colette, Lucan Grouping, to Mulhuddart Parish, effective 1st January 2016.

Kirk, Ms Mary, Rush, Lusk, Skerries, Donabate to Marino Parish, effective 7th September 2015.

Malone, Ms Christina, to Clondalkin Grouping, effective 7th September 2015.

Mc Cann, Mr Conor, Larkhill/Whitehall Grouping, to Mulhuddart, effective 1st January 2016.

Okereke, Mr Christopher, Clondalkin Grouping, to Lucan Grouping, effective 7th September 2015.

O Shea, Ms. Pauline, from North William Street to career break.

Siney, Mr. Peter, Clondalkin Grouping, to Swords Grouping and Fingal/Blanchardstown/Maynooth Pastoral Area, effective 7th September 2015.

Tighe, Ms Siobhan, Marino Parish to Youth Outreach, Arran Quay.