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V. Rev James (Jimmy) Doyle, PP Staplestown & Cooleragh, RIP

Regretfully, Fr Jimmy Doyle, PP Staplestown Cooleragh passed away suddenly while out walking this morning in his native parish of Clonegal.

Kindly remember Fr Jimmy and his family, brother priests and parishioners in your prayers at this time.

Funeral Arrangements

Due to Government advice and restrictions regarding public gatherings and to protect our most vulnerable family members and friends, a private family funeral will take place.

Requiem Mass on Wednesday, 28th October, at 12 noon in Christ the King Church, Cooleragh.

The Funeral Mass can be viewed using the following link:

Due to the restrictions on public gatherings we would ask that rather than arriving at the church, we would encourage you to shine a light to show your respect along the route of the funeral cortege.

The funeral will be leaving Reilly’s Funeral Home, Prosperous on Wednesday morning at 8.30am to arrive at Christ the King Church, Cooleragh, via Staplestown at 9am.

After the funeral mass at 12 noon, the funeral cortege will be passing through Coill Dubh village, up to Brockagh Cross, through Prosperous Village, into Sallins (pausing at the entrance to the church), taking a left at Monread roundabout and making its way to Newlands Cross Crematorium.

Alternatively we would ask that people light a candle and say a prayer at 12 noon on Wednesday in memory of Fr. Jimmy.


Date of Birth: 19 February 1944

Ordained: 14 June 1974, St Patricks College, Carlow


Fr Jimmy served in the parishes of Kilcock, Muinebheag, Newbridge, Broadford, Naas, Ballyadams, Sallins and more recently as Parish Priest in Staplestown/Cooleragh.

May he rest in peace.