Monthly Archives: May 2019

Canon Christy McLoughlin, R.I.P.

Canon Christy McLoughlin


The Diocese of Achonry announces, with regret, the death of Canon Christy McLoughlin, P.E.  May he rest in peace.

Our sympathies are with his family and friends and with the Parish of Tourlestrane where Christy ministered until his retirement.


Remains reposing at Gallaghers’ Funeral Home Bonniconlon on Monday 13th May from 5.00pm with removal at 7.15pm to St Attracta’s Church, Tourlestrane arriving at 8.00pm

Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12Noon with burial afterwards in the Church grounds.


Updated 13th May 2019

Vocations Sunday 2019

The diocese of Achonry welcomes those who might be considering a Vocation to the Diocesan Priesthood to get in contact. Our diocese includes twenty-three parishes in Counties Roscommon, Mayo and Sligo.  At the moment, each parish has at least one resident priest and, in a small number of our parishes there is a second priest – often a man who has retired after more than fifty years service to the diocese but who chooses to continue to minister to God’s people.

Currently we have no students for the priesthood and, like most other dioceses at home and abroad, are looking to the future and hopeful that there may be some people out there – possibly you who are reading these lines right now, who might feel a calling to serve God and His people as a Catholic Priest in the diocese.

If this is something you have considered, wondered about or wrestled with? Maybe now is the time to talk.

Our Vocations Director is Fr Paul Kivlehan and he would be more than happy to discuss this with you.  

Why not get in contact?