Clerical History

Parish Priests and Curates

The late Dr Francis J McKiernan, former Bishop of Kilmore, in his book, ‘Diocese of Kilmore – Its Bishops and Priests 1136-1988’, makes reference to ten parish priests linked with Crosserlough Parish from c.1520s to c.1780s.

The table below lists the parish priests of Crosserlough from 1866 to the present day, beginning with the revered Fr John Boylan.

John Boylan – Appointed 1866, Died 1899
Patrick Lynch – Appointed 1899, Died 1909
Hugh Brady – Appointed 1909, Died 1929
James Judge – Appointed 1930, Died 1942
Daniel Fitzpatrick – Appointed 1943, Transferred 1943
Patrick V. Rudden – Appointed 1943, Died 1949
Peter O’Reilly – Appointed 1950, Died 1961
Patrick Gaffney – Appointed 1961, Died 1980
Patrick J. McManus – Appointed 1980, Retired 1995
Patrick Brady – Appointed 1995, Retired 2002
Micheál J. Quinn – Appointed 2002, Died 2018
Peter McKiernan – Appointed 2018

Almost eighty curates have served in Crosserlough Parish between c.1766 and the present day.