The Catholic Church in Dublin is going to cash in on the property price boom by selling off unused buildings and land.
Parochial houses in parishes where there are now no longer priests are top of the list for sale.
The Archbishop of Dublin, Dermot Farrell, is hiring a full-time property expert to work on the portfolio.
The move could potentially net tens of millions of euro for the archdiocese.
The sell-off comes as the church hierarchy in the capital merges parishes because of the shortage of priests
A Property Asset Manager is being recruited to devise a strategy on sales. The expert will have “significant property transaction experience, including managing complex transactions through to completion”.
Properties owned across the 197 parishes of the diocese include churches, parochial houses, parish halls and associated lands.
We are now seeing why Dermot Ledwith Farrell was really sent to Dublin.
It was to put Dublin b)ack in the black after Diarmuid wrecked it with international flights and € 50,000 kitchens 😀
There will be all kinds of buildings and land sold off now.
I might even pick up a little North County Dublin church for myself if I get a sponsor 😀
DOWN AND CONOR CHANGES 2022
Clerical Appointments July 2022
Bishop Ray Browne wishes to announce the following changes of appointment of clergy of the Diocese of Kerry:
Fr. Tom Leane, PP Dromtariffe
Fr. Joseph Begley Glengarriff to the Killarney Pastoral area and to minister in Killarney.
Fr. Jim Lenihan Killarney to the Killarney Pastoral area and to be PP Glenflesk.
Fr. Niall Howard Killarney to the Kenmare Pastoral area and to be PP Glengarriff.
Fr. Sean Jones St. John’s, Tralee to the Killarney Pastoral area and to minister in Killarney.
The parish of Dromtariffe will be served by the priests of the Duhallow/Sliabh Luchra Pastoral Area, with Fr. Jack Fitzgerald as Moderator.
Priests of all Pastoral Areas of the Diocese take up additional responsibilities outside their own parishes and within the Pastoral Area. This will be decided and communicated locally.
These changes will become effective on Wednesday, July 20th 2022
Fr. Nicholas Flynn
PARTIAL DUBLIN CHANGES
BALLYGALL PARISH WEBSITE.
Fr. Richard Sheehy, Moderator of our Grouping of Parishes, based in Glasnevin is being moved to Brackenstown, Swords.
Fr. Kieran Dunne will be coming to Glasnevin as curate.
Fr. Joseph Ryan (Ballygall) has been appointed as Moderator of the Glasnevin Grouping of Parishes.
In neighbouring Finglas, Fr. Richard Hyland is being appointed as PP of the three parishes: St. Canice’s, Rivermount and Finglas West.
Fr. Martin Hogan comes as curate
Fr. Eamon Cahill retires but continues as Team assistant.
All moves take place in mid-July.
Yesterday afternoon at 3 pm we received Seamus’ body into The Oratory.
It was a small family and friends occasion and the well known Irish flautist BARRY KERR provided a fine musical tribute.
FUNERAL MASS LIVENON FACEBOOK LIVE AT 3 PM WEDNESDAY 13TH JULY.
Seamus will now rest in The Oratory until Wednesday afternoon.
His body will be cremated on Thursday and his ashes buried in Gurteen on Sunday afternoon.