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Parish Priests and Curates of the Parish of Greencastle

Greencastle was established as an independent parish in 1892 formerly part of the parish of Badoney Lower (Gortin). Twelve parish priests and 33 curates have served here, according to "The Clergy of the Diocese of Derry - An Index' (published in 1997) by Bishop Edward Daly and Fr. Kieran Devlin they are:

Fr. G. Nelson l Fr. J. Morris l Fr. M. McGeown l Fr. P. McGeown l Fr. D. Ramsey l Fr. M. Douglas
Fr. H. McFaul l Fr. H. Gallagher l Fr. D. Kelly l Fr. S. Shields l Fr. J. Ryder l Fr. E. Hasson
Fr. E. Gallagher l Click here to see a list of the Parish Curates
 
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Fr. George Nelson (1892)
Fr. George Nelson

 

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1845 in Carndonagh


1871 at Sessions, France


23rd February, 1920 in
Carncorn - Castlederg parish

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Fr. James Morris (1898)
Fr. James  Morris

 

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1854 in Greencastle


1880 at the Irish College, Paris, France


12th February, 1926
(buried in Crossroads, Killygordon, Co. Donegal)

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Fr. Michael McGeown (1904)
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1858 in Buninver - Badoney Lower (Gortin)


29th June, 1885 at Maynooth


29th June, 1935
(buried in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal)

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Fr. Peter McGeown (1923)
Fr. Peter McGeown

 

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1865 in Teebane West - Badoney Lower (Gortin)


7th March, 1897 at St. Eugene's Cathedral, Derry


30th December, 1952
(buried in Greencastle)

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Fr. Daniel Ramsey (1953)
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1889 in St. Eugene's parish, Derry City


22nd June, 1913 at Maynooth


27th February, 1955
(buried in Greencastle)

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Fr. Michael Douglas (1955)
Fr. Daniel Ramsey

 

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1900 in Malin, Co. Donegal


20th June, 1926 at Maynooth


16th December, 1976
(buried in Clonmany, Co. Donegal)

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Fr. Henry McFaul (1956)
Fr. Henry McFaul

 

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1901 in Greenlough, Co. Derry


19thJune, 1927 at Maynooth


23rd December, 1973
(buried in Greencastle)

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Fr. Hugh Gallagher (1974)
Fr. Hugh Gallagher

 

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1913 in Pomeroy, Co. Tyrone


19thJune, 1938 at Maynooth


9th June, 1990
(buried in Clonmany, Co. Donegal)

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Fr. Desmond Kelly (1977)
Fr. Desmond Kelly

 

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1922 in Waterside, Derry - Glendermott parish


23rdJune, 1946 at Maynooth


3rd May, 2005
(buried in Desertmartin, Co. Derry)

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Fr. Seamus Shields (1979)
Fr. Seamus Shields

 

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1925 in Desertmartin, Co. Derry


18thJune, 1950


18th August, 1988
(buried at Our Lady of the Wayside, Broughderg)

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Fr. John Ryder (1988)
Fr. John Ryder

 

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1931 in Ture, Muff, Co. Donegal - Ishkaeen parish


17th June, 1956 at Maynooth


17th August, 2007

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Fr. Eugene Hasson (2007)
Fr. Eugene Hasson

 

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1955 in Dungiven


14th June, 1980 at St. Patrick's Church, Dungiven, Co. Derry


21st August, 2015 to the parishes of Lavey (Termoneeny) and Greenlough, residing in Lavey


Fr. Edward Gallagher (2015)
Fr. Edward Gallagher

 

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1966 in Brooklyn, New York


12th June, 1994 in St. Brigid's Church, Carnhill, Co. Derry

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Parish Curates
Neal Duggan (1892 - 1894) l Thomas Maguire (1895) l John O'Callaghan (1896 - 1897)
Charles Kerlin (1898) l Michael O'Neill (1899 - 1902) l Francis McGeown (1903 - 1904)
Peter McCullagh (1905 - 1913) l William Bradley (1914 - 1917) l James Kelly (1918)
Archibald McMaster (1919) l John Coyle (1920 - 1922) l Andrew McGilloway (1923 - 1926)
Hugh Conway (1927) l Michael Collins (1928 - 1930) l Michael McCauley (1931 - 1934)
Patrick Dillon (1936 - 1939) l James A. O'Doherty (1936 - 1939) l Daniel McSorley (1940 - 1946)
Martin Rooney (1943) l John D. McLaughlin (1944) l William Campbell (1945 - 1946)
Bernard McMenamin (1947 - 1950) l Michael Conway (1947) l William Rafferty (1948)
Leo Deery (1948 - 1952) l Eugene Boyle (1951 - 1953) l John McCullagh (1953)
George Doherty (1954 - 1957) l Joseph Doherty (1958 - 1964) l Michael McEldowny (1965 - 1966)
Joseph O'Connor (1967) l Patrick S. McLauglin (1968 - 1970) l Patrick Mullan (1971 - 1974)
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