Fr Tommy Curran, RIP

The death has taken place on Tuesday 28th January 2020 at Letterkenny University Hospital, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, of Reverend Thomas Curran former Curate in Creeslough, Co. Donegal.

Born: 14th October 1929

Ordained: 20th June, 1954 in All Hallows College, Dublin for the Archdiocese of Wellington, New Zealand

Fr Curran received his primary education in Presentation Brothers, Letterkenny and his Secondary Education in St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny. He studied for the Priesthood at All Hallows College, Dublin.




CC St Joseph’s Parish, Wellington, NZ – 1955-1958

Chaplain Wellington Prison – 1955-1967

Student, Victoria University – 1958-1960

Director of Catholic Social Services, Wellington Archdiocese – 1960-1967

Student, Boston University – 1967-1970

Lecturer, Dept. Psychology, Marsey University,

Diocese of Palmerston North, NZ – 1970-1974

Episcopal Vicar for Religious, Wellington Archdiocese – 1974-1979

Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Councils – 1974-1979

Director of Formation, National Seminary of NZ – 1979-1985

Associate Lecturer Otago University – 1979-1985

Volunteer Associate of Columban Fathers, Peru – 1985-1992

CC Drumkeen – 1992-1998

CC Creeslough – 1998-2001

Retired to Letterkenny – 2001


Fr. Curran’s Remains will repose at the St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny from 5pm

on Wednesday 29th January 2020 with Rosary at 9.30pm

Requiem Mass in St. Eunan’s Cathedral on Friday 31st January 2020 at 12noon with interment afterwards in Conwal graveyard.


May his soul rest in the peace of Christ.