Priests in the Parish of Athenry 1891 - 1991 by Finbarr O'Regan


Parish Priests from 1891-1991

Canon William McAndrew  ............. - 1891

Canon Joseph Canton .............. 1891 - 1919

Canon Murtagh F arragher ...... 1919 - 1929

Canon Michael Conroy ........... 1929 - 1938

Canon Edward Lavelle ............ 1938 - 1947

Canon Edward McGough ........ 1947 - 1959

Canon Conor Heaney .............. 1961 - 1971

Canon James Gibbons ............. 1971 - 1982

Monsignor Michael Mooney ... 1982 - ...

Curates in Athenry from 1891-1991

Fr. William Coen ........... 1896 -  1990

Fr. Patrick J. Madden ..... 1009 - 1905

Fr. Thomas J. Reidy ....... 1905 - 1906

Fr. Edward D’Alton ......  1906 - 1911

Fr. Edward McGough .... 1911 - 1923

Fr. Michael Daly ............ 1914 - 1919

Fr. Thomas Lynch .......... 1919 - 1924

Fr. John Walsh ............... 1923 - 1927

Fr. A. J. Joyce ................ 1924 - 1925

Fr. James P. Prendergast 1925 - 1931

Fr. John O’Grady ........... 1927 - 1934

Fr. Michael Lavelle ....... 1931 - 1933

Fr. John Burke ............... 1933 - 1941

Fr. John Concannon ....... 1934 - 1943

Fr. Eamonn O’Malley .... 1941 - 1949

Fr. James Mulrennan ..... 1943 - 1955

Fr. Patrick Delaney ........ 1949 - 1958

Fr. Gerard Kearney ........ 1955 - 1961

Fr. Louis Hennelly ......... 1958 - 1967

Fr. Martin Gleeson ......... 1963 - 1971

Fr. Christopher Langan .. 1967 - 1977

Fr. Paul Costello ............ 1971 - 1975

Fr. John Flannery ........... 1975 - 1990

Fr. Charles O’Malley ..... 1977 - 1977

Fr. Michael O’Malley .... 1986 -

Fr. John J. Cribben ......... 1990 -

Priest on loan after the death of Canon McGough until the arrival of Canon Heaney:

Fr. Louis Dunleavy ..............1959-1960

Fr. Thomas Moran .............. 1960-1961

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