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Parish Priest's of Aughavas

Cloone, Aughavas and Gortletteragh once formed the Parish of Cloone. The dates when they became separate Parishes is unclear. But we know that certainly by 1820 if not long before Aughavas had its own Parish Priest.

The dates give below are taken from the 'Chronicon' of the Parish of Aughavas and from the history of the Diocese of Ardagh by Bishop James Joseph McNamee.  

The records for the Parish of Aughavas date from 1845. It must have been difficult to keep records given all the difficulties of the time. The priests resided in different houses in the Parish until the first Parochial House was built in Aughavas in 1890. Parochial Houses or Presbyteries were not built in all parishes of the Diocese until the early nineteen hundreds.

Parish Priests Curates
Anthony Dunne O.F.M. - 1820
Fr. Hugh Kiernan 1820 - 1837 Fr. Daniel Gaffney
Fr. John Eivers 1837-1839 (Trans. Mohill) Fr. Thomas Monks - 1836
Fr. Francis Maguire 1839-1847 (Trans. Rathcline) Fr. Nicholas McKeon 1836 -1855
Fr. Edward Mulrooney 1847-1861 (died 9/12/1861) Fr. Eugene O'Reilly 1855 - 1862
Fr. Nicholas McKeon 1861-1865 Fr. Michael Monaghan 1862 - 1863
Fr. Patrick O'Farrell 1866 -1876 (Trans Kiltubrid) Fr. Christopher Reilly 1862 -1864
Fr. William Brady 1876 -1887 (Trans Streete) Fr. John Briody 1864 - 1866
Fr. Francis Duignan 1887 -1903 Fr. William O'Connell 1866 - 1869
Fr. Patrick Dolan 1903 - 1920 (Trans Bornacoola) Fr. Edward O'Reilly 1869 - 1871
Fr. Joseph McGivney 1920 - 1930 (Trans Killoe) Fr. John McKeon 1971 - 1877
Fr. Edward Dalton 1930 - 1932 (died 27/8/1932) Fr. Denis Gray 1877 - 1878
Fr. Patrick O'Reilly 1932 - 1950 (died 22May 1950) Fr. Eugene Kearney 1878 - 1879
Rev. Francis Reynolds 1950 - 1961 (Trans Ardagh) Fr. John Kelly 1879 - 1881
Fr. Patrick Mollaghan 1961-1971 (Trans Lanesboro) Fr. Thomas Hourican 1881 - 1882
Fr. Patrick Kearney 1961 - 1980 (Trans Ardagh) Fr. John Greene 1882 - 1884
Fr. James Prunty 1980 - 1995 (retired) Fr. John Galligan 1884 - 1886

Fr. Michael Nangle 1886 - 1898

Fr. Francis O'Reilly 1898 - 1901

Fr. James Bannon 1901 - 1908

Fr. John Casey 1908 -1914

Fr. Patrick Higgins 1914 - 1918

Fr. Edward Ryans 1918 - 1923

Fr. James Foley 1923 - 1929

Fr. Edward O'Carroll 1929 - 1932

Fr. Terence Meehan 1932 - 1937

Fr. Patrick Mollaghan 1937 - 1943

Fr. Aloysius Flynn 1943 - 1952

Fr Thomas Kelleher 1947 - 1950

Fr. Peter L. O'Flynn 1952 - 1967

Fr. Eugene Cox 1967 - 1972
In 1995 Fr. Cathal Faughnan was appointed 'Priest in Charge' of Aughavas & Cloone. *In 1995 Fr John Wall was appointed 'C.C' of Aughavas & Cloone.
Fr. Sam Holmes 2008 - 2014
Fr. Peter Tiernan 2014-