Diocesan Changes 2020

Most Rev. Alan McGuckian, SJ, Bishop of Raphoe, has announced the following clergy appointments in the diocese.


Ballintra:         Rev Dr Niall Coll, returning to the diocese after 19 years lecturing in St Mary’s University College, Belfast, will be Parish Priest of Drumholm (Ballintra), effective 11th September.

Glenswilly:      Monsignor Kevin Gillespie, Adm St Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny will also be Adm Glenswilly and Templedouglas. 

Rev Father Jonathan Flood, Chaplain, St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny, will also be Curate (CC) in Glenswilly effective 4th of September.

Bishop McGuckian wants to thank both men for accepting their appointments and wishes them and those with whom they serve every blessing in the time ahead. The Bishop also wants thank Fr Ó Fearrai, Fr Hanlon and Fr Burke for their generous ministry to the Parish of Ballintra since the loss of Fr Joe O’Donnell (RIP) in July 2019. He also appreciates the Priests of the Cathedral parish who have generously taken care of the Parish of Glenswilly since Fr Sweeney (RIP) first became ill in 2019.