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Parish Priests and Curates of Greencastle
Greencastle was established as an independent parish in 1892, formerly part of the parish of Badoney Lower (Gortin). 12 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.
Fr. George Nelson
FR. GEORGE NELSON
1892
Born: 1845 in Cardonagh, Donegal
Ordained: 1871 in Sessions, France
Died: 23rd February, 1920 in Carncorn (Castlederg Parish)
Fr. James Morris
FR. JAMES MORRIS
1898
Born: 1854 in Greencastle
Ordained: 1880 at the Irish College of Paris, France
Died: 12th February, 1926
Buried: Crossroads, Killygordon, Co. Donegal
Fr. Michael McGeown
FR. MICHAEL McGEOWN
1904
Born: 1858 in Buniver (Badoney Lower), Gortin
Ordained: 29th June, 1885 in Maynooth
Died: 29th June, 1935
Buried: Cardonagh, Co. Donegal
Fr. Peter McGeown
FR. PETER McGEOWN
1923
Born: 1865 in Teebane West (Badoney Lower), Gortin
Ordained: 7th March, 1897 in St. Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry
Died: 30th December, 1952
Buried: Greencastle, Co. Tyrone
Fr. Daniel Ramsey
FR. DANIEL RAMSEY
1953
Born: 1858 in Buniver (Badoney Lower), Gortin
Ordained: 22nd June, 1913 in Maynooth
Died: 27th February, 1955
Buried: Greencastle, Co. Tyrone
Fr. Michael Douglas
FR. MICHAEL DOUGLAS
1955
Born: 1900 in Malin, Co. Donegal
Ordained: 20th June, 1926 in Maynooth
Died: 16th December, 1976
Buried: Clonmany, Co. Donegal
Fr. Henry McFaul
FR. HENRY McFAUL
1956
Born: 1901 in Greenlough, Co. Derry
Ordained: 19th June, 1927 in Maynooth
Died: 23rd December, 1973
Buried: Greencastle, Co. Tyrone
Fr. Hugh Gallagher
FR. HUGH GALLAGHER
1974
Born: 1931 in Pomeroy, Co. Tyrone
Ordained: 19th June, 1938 in Maynooth
Died: 9th June, 1990
Buried: Clonmany, Co. Donegal
Fr. Desmond Kelly
FR. DESMOND KELLY
1977
Born: 1922 in Waterside, Co. Derry (Glendermott Parish)
Ordained: 23rd June, 1946 in Maynooth
Died: 3rd May, 2005
Buried: Desertmartin, Co. Derry
Fr. Seamus Shields
FR. SEAMUS SHIELDS
1979
Born: 1925 in Desertmartin, Co. Derry
Ordained: 18th June, 1950
Died: 18th August, 1988
Buried: Broughderg, Co. Tyrone
Fr. John Ryder
FR. JOHN RYDER
1988
Born: 1931 in Ture, Muff, Co. Donegal (Ishkaheen Parish)
Ordained: 17th June, 1956 in Maynooth
Retired: 23rd December, 1973
Fr. Eugene Hasson
FR. EUGENE HASSON
2007
Born: 1955 in Dungiven, Co. Derry
Ordained: 14th June, 1980 in St. Patrick’s Church, Dungiven
Transferred to the parishes of Lavey (Termoneeny) and Greenlough, residing in Lavey on 21st August, 2015
On 1st October, 2017 Bishop Donal McKeown appointed Fr. Hasson as Parish Priest of Drumragh Parish
Fr. Edward Gallagher
FR. EDWARD GALLAGHER
2015
Born: 1966 in Brooklyn, New York
Ordained: 12th June, 1994 in St. Brigid’s Church, Carnhill, Co. Derry
PARISH CURATES
NEAL DUGGAN (1892 – 1894)  •  Thomas Maguire (1895)
John O’Callaghan (1896 – 1897)  •  Charles Kerlin (1898)
Michael O’Neill (1899 – 1902)  •  Francis McGeown (1903 – 1904)
Peter McCullagh (1905 – 1913)  •  William Bradley (1914 – 1917)
James Kelly (1918)  •  Archibald McMaster (1919)
John Coyle (1927)  •  Andrew McGilloway (1923 – 1926)
Hugh Conway (1927)  •  Michael Collins (1928 – 1930)
MIchael McCauley (1931 – 1934)  •  Patrick Dillon (1935)
James A. Doherty (1936 – 1939)  •  Daniel McSorley (1940 – 1946)
Martin Rooney (1943)  •  John D. McLaughlin (1944)
William Campbell (1945 – 1946)  •  Bernard McMenamin (1947 – 1950)
Michael Conway (1947)  •  William Rafferty (1948)
Leo Deery (1948 – 1952)  •  Eugene Boyle (1951 – 1953)
John McCullagh (1953)  •  George Doherty (1954 – 1957)
Joseph Doherty (1958 – 1964)  •  Michael McEldowney (1965 – 1966)
Joseph O’Connor (1967)  •  Patrick S. McLaughlin (1968 – 1970)
Patrick Mullan (1971 – 1974)
NEAL DUGGAN (1892 – 1894)
Thomas Maguire (1895)
John O’Callaghan (1896 – 1897)
Charles Kerlin (1898)
Michael O’Neill (1899 – 1902)
Francis McGeown (1903 – 1904)
Peter McCullagh (1905 – 1913)
William Bradley (1914 – 1917)
James Kelly (1918)
Archibald McMaster (1919)
John Coyle (1927)
Andrew McGilloway (1923 – 1926)
Hugh Conway (1927)
Michael Collins (1928 – 1930)
Michael McCauley (1931 – 1934)
Patrick Dillon (1935)
James A. Doherty (1936 – 1939)
Daniel McSorley (1940 – 1946)
Martin Rooney (1943)
John D. McLaughlin (1944)
William Campbell (1945 – 1946)
Bernard McMenamin (1947 – 1950)
Michael Conway (1947)
William Rafferty (1948)
Leo Deery (1948 – 1952)
Eugene Boyle (1951 – 1953)
John McCullagh (1953)
George Doherty (1954 – 1957)
Joseph Doherty (1958 – 1964)
Michael McEldowney (1965 – 1966)
Joseph O’Connor (1967)
Patrick S. McLaughlin (1968 – 1970)
Patrick Mullan (1971 – 1974)
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