Death of Very Rev Michael Conaghan 1935 – 2023 RIP

The death has taken place on Saturday 30th September 2023 at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Long Lane, Letterkenny of Very Reverend Michael Conaghan, retired Parish Priest of Kilmacrenan, Co. Donegal.

Born: 22nd December 1935

Ordained: 31st July 1965 in Heythrope College, England for the Society of the Divine Master (Salvatorians)

Fr Conaghan received his primary education in Castlederg National School and his Secondary Education in St Columb’s College, Derry. He studied for the Priesthood at Heythrope College, England.



Salvatorian Missions – Tanzania, Africa  1965-1976

CC Drumkeen 1976-1978

Holy Cross College, Falcarragh 1978-1979

CC, Ballyshannon 1979-1983

Chaplain Letterkenny University Hospital 1983-1986

CC, Creeslough 1986-1994

PP, Kilmacrenan 1994-2010

Retired in 2010

Fr. Conaghan’s remains will be received into St Columba’s Church, Kilmacreanan at 8pm tonight Saturday 30th September to repose. Public viewing Sunday 1st October from 6pm – 8pm followed by Rosary.

Requiem Mass in St. Columba’s Church, Kilmacrenan on Monday 2nd October at 12noon followed by burial in St Patrick’s Graveyard, Crossroads, Killygordon.

May his soul rest in the peace of Christ.


Funeral Mass can be viewed on