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18th Diocesan Council of Priests

The Council of Priests is an advisory body to the Archbishop of Dublin.  It comprises elected and nominated members of priests of the Diocese.  The Council meets for a minimum of six times a year and advises on a range of issues and gives direction on pastoral initiatives.

Deanery Representatives

Religious Priests Elected Representatives

Very Rev. Bryan Shortall, O.F.M.Cap., Rev. Kieran O’Mahony, O.S.A., Rev John Callanan, S.J., Rev Benedict Moran, O.P.


Personal Nominees

Rev. James Daly

Rev. Patrick Sweeney

Very Rev. Gerard Moore


Retired Priests Representative

Archdeacon Peadar Murney


Migrant Chaplains

Rev. Clement Padathiparambil, Syro-Malabar Church

Rev. Josip Levakovic, Chaplain to the Croatian Community


Metropolitan Chapter

 Dean: Most Rev. Eamonn Walsh, Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin,

Naomh Bríd, Blessington Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24.


Precentor:  Very Rev. John Canon Flaherty


Chancellor: The Very Rev. Patrick Canon Fagan, P.E.,


Treasurer: Vacant


Archdeacon of Dublin: Venerable Archdeacon Peadar Canon Murney


Archdeacon of Glendalough: Venerable Archdeacon Kevin Lyon, C.C.,

The Presbytery,  Crosschapel, Blessington, Co. Wicklow.


Cullen: Very Rev. Martin Canon Cosgrove, Moderator,

St. Mary’s Presbytery, Willbrook Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.


Kilmactalway: Very Rev. James Canon Fingleton,

279 Howth Road, Raheny, Dublin 5.


Swords: Very Rev. Patrick F. Canon Carroll,


Yago: Very Rev. Damian Canon O’Reilly, Chaplain,

St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4.


St. Audoen’s: The Very Reverend John Canon McNamara


Clonmethan:  Very Rev. Walter Canon Harris, P.E.,

151 Clonsilla Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.


Wicklow: The Very Reverend Liam Canon Belton


Timothan: The Very Rev. Francis Canon McEvoy, Adm.,

Parochial House, Moyglare Road, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.


Malahidert: The Very Reverend Patrick Canon Shiel


Castleknock: The Very Reverend Martin Canon Hogan


Tipper: The Very Rev. John Canon Piert, Team Assistant,

The Presbytery,  Johnstown, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.


Tassagard: The Very Rev. Padraig Canon O’Cochlain


Dunlavin: The Very Reverend Liam Canon Rigney


Maynooth: Very Rev. Sean Canon Smith, C.C.,

The Presbytery, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow.


Howth: The Very Rev. John Canon Killeen,  C.C.,

20 Abbey Court, Abbey Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.


Rathmichael: The Very Reverend John Canon Delany


Monmahenock: Very Reverend J. Anthony Canon Gaughan, P.E.,

56 Newtownpark  Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.


Stagonilly: The Very Reverend Michael Canon Hurley


Tipperkevin, 1a pars: Very Rev. John Canon Fitzgibbon,  P.E.,

The Presbytery,  Chapel Road, Lusk, Co. Dublin.


Tipperkevin, 2a pars: The Very Rev. Anthony Canon Reilly, P.P.,

Parochial House, Palmerstown, Dublin 20.


Donaghmore, 1a pars: Vacant


Donaghmore, 2a pars:The Very Reverend Derek Canon Farrell


Diocesan Advisory Ecumenism Committee

The Dublin Diocesan Advisory Committee on Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Dialogue is an advisory body to Archbishop Dermot Farrell.  It meets periodically to consider ideas, proposals, initiatives, and projects contributing both to the promotion of Christian Unity and Inter-Religious Dialogue in the context of the Dublin Archdiocese.

It is involved in the organisation of ecumenical events such as the week of prayer for Christian Unity, and an annual ecumenical lecture.  Two of its members are observers of the Dublin Council of Churches.  In 2002 it organised the Day of Prayer for Peace that brought together for prayer, leaders and representatives of the Churches and faith communities present in Dublin.

Chairman Vacant

Committee Members
Very Rev. Kieran McDermott

Reverend Damian McNeice
Mrs Anne McDonagh
Sr. Louise O’Sullivan
Very Rev. Liam Ó Cuív
Canon John Flaherty
Monsignor Peter Briscoe
Rev. Michael Shortall
Ms. Eilis O’Malley [/one_second]


College of Consultors

Very Rev Gareth Byrne, VG, Moderator of the Diocesan Curia
Very Rev Ciaran O’Carroll, PP,VG
Very Rev. Donal Roche, Adm, VG
Very Rev. Paul Coyle, Chancellor

Very Rev. Andrew O’Sullivan, Adm, Chair of the Council of Priests
Very Rev. Joseph Mullan, Moderator, Vice-Chair of the Council of Priests
Very Rev. Philip Curran, Moderator
Very Rev. Gerry Kane, PP