Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin Appointments September 2012

Monsignor Brendan Byrne, Diocesan Administrator, has announced the following clerical appointments with effect from September 1st 2012.

  • Monsignor Brendan Byrne PP, Tullow & Diocesan Administrator to retire as PP, Tullow and continue on as Diocesan Administrator
  • V. Rev. Joseph Fleming Adm, Clonegal to be CC, Clonegal
  • V. Rev. Francis McNamara PP, Mountmellick to be CC, Mountmellick
  • V. Rev. Philip O’Shea PP, Myshall retiring
  • V. Rev. Míchéal Murphy, former Rector, Knockbeg College  to be PP Mountmellick
  • Rev. Andy Leahy CC, Tullow to be PP, Tullow
  • Rev. Thomas O’Byrne CC, Emo & Portarlington to be PP, Myshall & Clonegal
  • Rev. John Brickley CC, Naas, Sallins & Two Mile House to be PP, Naas, Sallins & Two Mile House
  • Rev. Brian Kavanagh CC, Allen to be CC, Graiguecullen & Arles
  • Rev. Padraig Shelley, formerly CC, Carlow to be CC, Tullow
  • Rev. Joseph O’Neill formerly CC Portlaoise to be CC, Bagenalstown
  • Rev. Paddy Byrne CC, Bagenalstown to be CC, Portlaoise
  • Rev. Edward Kavanagh CC, Mountmellick to be CC, Allen
  • Rev. PJ Madden CC, Graiguecullen & Arles to be CC, Naas
  • Rev. Pat Hughes CC, Newbridge to be CC, Emo & Portarlington
  • Rev. James O’Reilly SPS CC, Portlaoise recalled to St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan