Dublin Diocesan Appointments 2021 [Schedule 1]
30th June 2021
Moderator of the Curia
Father Gareth Byrne appointed Moderator of the Curia.
Father Gareth Byrne, Monsignor Ciaran O’Carroll and Father Donal Roche
appointed Vicars General.
Father Paul Coyle appointed Diocesan Chancellor.
Vicar for Clergy
Monsignor Eoin Thynne appointed Vicar for Clergy.
Diocesan Synodal Steering Committee
Father Kieran McDermott appointed Chairman of Diocesan Synodal Steering
Father Seamus McEntee appointed Director of Vocations.
Father William O’Shaughnessy appointed Assistant Director of Vocations.
Very Reverend John Canon Delaney
Moderator Sandyford and Adm Balally
Father Paul St. John, SVD, Adm Walkinstown to retire as Adm and appointed Parish
Father Robert Smyth appointed Adm Beaumont Parish
Father Dominic Kwikiriza appointed curate to Beaumont Parish
Blakestown\Hartstown\Huntstown and Mountview
Father Joseph Coyne appointed Moderator of Blakestown\Hartstown\Huntstown
Father Michael Carey appointed PP Blanchardstown
Father Michael O’Grady appointed PP Cabra, in addition to Cabra West
Castleknock and Laurel Lodge
Father Damian McNeice appointed PP of Castleknock and Laurel Lodge
Father Brendan Quinlan retires as Co PP, Laurel Lodge and appointed CC
Castleknock and Laurel Lodge
grouping of parishes
Father Kieran Coghlan appointed Moderator
grouping of parishes and Co-PP Clondalkin
Fr Padraig O’Sullivan Co PP Clondalkin
People/Deansrath/Sruleen grouping of parishes
Father Liam Lacey appointed PP Dalkey
Monsignor Ciaran O’Carroll appointed PP Donnybrook
Lucan\Esker- Dodsboro -Adamstown\Lucan South
Father Philip Curran appointed Moderator
Lucan\Esker- Dodsboro –
Lucan and Confey
Father Aloysius Zuribo appointed CC Lucan and Confey
Father Ubaldo Muhindo appointed curate-in-charge of Lucan South
Father Adrian F Crowley appointed CC Mulhuddart
Rathdrum and Roundwood
Father Derek Doyle appointed PP of Rathdrum in addition to PP Roundwood
Rathdrum, Roundwood and Glendalough
Father John Greene appointed curate to Rathdrum, Roundwood and Glendalough
Saggart, Rathcoole, Brittas and Newcastle
Father David Fleming appointed CC Saggart
Rathcoole, Brittas and Newcastle
Sutton and Howth and parish grouping Sutton/Howth/Baldoyle
Father Cyril Mangan appointed PP of Sutton and Howth and
Moderator of the parish grouping Sutton/Howth/Baldoyle
Father Gerard Tanham retires as Moderator of the groupings of
Sutton\Howth\Baldoyle and is appointed CC Howth and Sutton
Swords\ Brackenstown\ Rivervalley
Father Desmond Doyle appointed Moderator of Swords\ Brackenstown\
Father Colin Rothery appointed Co-PP, Swords\ Brackenstown\ Rivervalley
Father Paul Glennon, appointed PP Walkinstown
Malahide, Portmarnock and Yellow Walls
Deacon Gerard Reilly appointed to Malahide, Portmarnock and Yellow Walls
Cabra, Cabra West and Phibsborough grouping of parishes.
Deacon Damian Murphy to Cabra, Cabra West and Phibsborough grouping of
Ashford and Glenealy, Glendalough, Roundwood.
Deacon Jeremy Seligman appointed to the parishes of Ashford and Glenealy,
Deacon Joe Walsh appointed to Maynooth Parish
Very Rev. Patrick Canon Carroll, Moderator Cabra to retire as Moderator.
Father Patrick Devitt Adm Dalkey to retire as Adm.
Father Owen Lynch Co PP Roundwood to retire as Co PP.
Monsignor Paul Callan retires as Moderator and granted sabbatical leave.
Father Karl Fortune CC Leixlip granted sabbatical leave.
Father Thadeus Mkawma, Curate, Beaumont Parish is returning to Tanzania in
All appointments will take effect on the weekend of the 28th /29th August, unless already indicated.
It is good for us to have sight of the Dublin clerical changes 2021.
These are Dermot Ledwith – Farrell’s first major changes in Dublin.
I see Paul Callan gets a holiday.
I see Damian McNeice gets a parish after getting a slap from DLF.
The changes are fairly routine.
I think a few of those on the changes are mitre seekers:
Ciaran O Carroll
TOUGH WORDS FROM NIETZSCHE
I wonder if “thinkers” over-rate their importance?