Bishop Farrell announces new Ossory Diocesan appointments, with two priests retired

New parishes for some

Kilkenny People


Kilkenny People



St Mary's Cathedral: Bishop Dermot Farrell announces diocesan appointments for the Diocese of Ossory

Bishop Dermot Farrell has announced a number of diocesan appointments for clergy in the Diocese of Ossory, with two priests retiring and new parishes for others.

The following will take effect from September 29 this year:

-          Father Jim Crotty, Parish Priest Ferrybank has retired.

-          Father Patrick Comerford, Parish Priest Freshford has retired.

-          Monsignor Kieron Kennedy, Administrator Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny to be Parish Priest Freshford.

-          Father Richard Scriven Parish Priest Inistioge to be Administrator Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny.

-          Father Sean O’Connor Administrator Ballyhale to be Parish Priest Ballyhale.

-          Father Liam Taylor Administrator Ballycallan to be Parish Priests Ballycallan.

-          Father Kieran O' Shea Curate, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny to be Parish Priest Ferrybank.

-          Father Raymond Dempsey Curate Ferrybank to be Parish Priest Inistioge.

-          Father Dan Bollard to be Vicar Forane.