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Clergy who have Served in Rathvilly and Kiltegan by Monsignor John McEvoy

AP: Assistant Priest. CC: Curate. PP: Parish Priest

Parish Priests

Years
Native of Born Ordained Died Duration
MOLRONEY / McGREW C 1612
David BYRNE ..1704..
Thomas BYRNE ..1731-1746 1746
Daniel MURPHY 1746-1798 Aged 102 1798 52
Nicholas NOWLAN 1798-1813 1813 15
Patrick MOORE 1813-1839 Tullow 1798 1839 26
John GAHAN Adm / PP 1836-1854 Clonmore 1814 July 1854 18
James Ignatius TAYLOR (1805-1875) 1854-1855 Dublin 1831 5 Feb 1875 1 – See Wikipedia.
Patrick C. NOLAN 1855-1885 Ballon 1823 13 Jan 1885 10
John PHELAN 1885-1903 Ballyroan 1858 22-Mar-03 18
John DELANY V.F. 1903-1941 Abbeyleix 1883 17-Nov-41 39
Daniel MURPHY 1942-1944 Clonegal 1885 1909 05-Oct-44 3
Andrew O’FARRELL 1944-1947 1885 1910 23-Mar-47 3
Thomas MURPHY 1947-1959 1888 1913 1959 12
Nicholas CULLEN 1959-1983 Suncroft 1908 1933 12-Dec-88 24
Bernard RYAN 1983-1993 Mountrath 1932 1957 28-Aug-93 10
Edward FLOOD 1993-2009 Bracknagh 1942 1964 22-Dec-10 16
Michael KELLY SPS 2009-2016 Knockavilla 1950 1978 7
John McEVOY 2016- Ballyroan 1951 1976

Curates

Kiltegan or Rathvilly

Francis Haly

 

 

 

Gerard Mulvin

1812-13

 

 

 

-1836

Francis Hay was Administrator: Mountrath (1813-1820); Parish Priest: Kilcock, Co Kildare (1820-1837) and then Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin from 1838 until his death in 1855.
(Cf Ml Comerford, Collections, Vol I, p140).
Richard Cullen -1837
Denis Byrne 1837-1838
Matthew Kinsella 1837-1838
Michael O’Connor 1838-1842
Timothy Dunne 1840-1841
James Hamilton 1841-1842
Patrick Nolan 1842-1845
Laurence Fogarty 1842-1855
James Hayden 1842-1845
Patrick Dunne 1848-1850?
Stephen Conlan 1850?-1852
William Murray 1852-1853
James O’Beirne 1853-1854
Matthew Byrne 1854-1857
Daniel Maher 1855-1860
Patrick Dunne 1857-1867
Matthew Dunne 1860-1862
James Synnott 1862-1866
George Gowing DD 1866-1871
William Ransbott 1871-1874
Patrick Nolan Adm 1874-1877

Curates in Rathvilly:

Subsequently
Michael Brennan 1877-1889 PP: Stradbally 1889-1902
Richard Byrne 1889-1898 CC: Suncroft 1898-1900
Patrick Loughlin 1898-1903 PP: Raheen 1912-1920
Michael Murphy 1903-1904
William Wilson 1904-1906 CC: Borris 1923-1931
James O’Byrne 1906-1907
William Byrne 1907-1912 PP: Stradbally 1934-1940
John Kelly 1912-1915 CC: Raheen 1934-1939
Patrick Hogan 1915-1930 PP: Clonbullogue 1932-1944
Charles O’Connor 1930-1933 PP: Myshall 1949-1960
William Matthews 1933-1940 PP: Kill 1957-1968
David Murphy 1940-1959 Retired 1959-1972
Edward Whelan 1959-1968 PE: Ballon
Bernard Jordan 1968-1971 Solicitor in Carlow
P. J. Byrne 1971-1972 PP: Kilcock 1999-2016 Died 7 Feb 2016
James Dalton 1973-1975 Lives in U.S.
Cathal Cullen 1975-1976 RIP
Bernard Ryan 1976-1982 PP: Rathvilly 1983-1993
Seán Maher 2005-2006 part time PP: Stradbally 2016-

Curates in Kiltegan

Subsequently
James Mahon 1875-1882 PP: Tinryland
Patrick Byrne 1882-1891
John O’Rourke 1891-1893 PP: Ballyfin
John Mooney 1893-1900 PP: Graignamanagh
Edward Kinsella 1900-1908 PP:Daingean
John Foley 1908-1911 Died 25 Jan 1917
James P. O’Donoghue 1911-1927 PP: Leighlinbridge 1932-1945
Luke Byrne 1927-1930 PP: Killeigh 1930-1934
Patrick Hogan 1930-1932 PP: Clonbullogue 1932-1944
Charles O’Connor 1933-1949 PP: Myshall
Alphonsus Kehoe 1949-1969 PP: Clonaslee
Patrick Moore SPS 1970-1975 Died 9 Nov 2016
Raymond Reidy SPS 1975-1977
Michael O’Reilly SPS 1977-1978
Francis O’Farrell 1978-1982 RIP:
Thomas Little 1982-1988 PP: Askea, Bennekerry and Tinryland
Laurence Malone 1988-1994 AP: Edenderry
Dermot McDermott 1994-2003 RIP 1 Dec 2007
Joseph Brophy 2003-2011 CC: Mountrath 2011-
Michael Maloney 2011-2015 Retired
Patrick O’Brien SPS 2015- Current

 

The Very Rev. Fr. Cullen preparing Rathvilly for its Tidy Town victory, with Martin Cody, Miley Brennan and Joe Toole.