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Diocese of Achonry

“Companions on the journey”

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP KEVIN

On the occasion of the opening of the Colm Horkan Memorial Pitch and Community Walkways, I wish to send my blessings and good wishes to all who are present, and especially to the family of the late Detective Garda Colm Horkan. I regret that I am not able to be with you today due to another commitment in Sligo.

It is important the Colm Horkan should be remembered in his local community, not just for how he died, but also for how he lived. The values which Colm placed at the service of society every day in his role as a Garda, are the same values of service, respect and courage, which he learnt from his family and in this community where he grew up. Those human qualities were deepened through his regular commitment to the activities of Charlestown Sarsfields GAA Club.

In dedicating these new facilities today to the memory of Garda Horkan, the Club is not simply remembering a former member who gave his life in the service of the State, but also presenting to young people a very credible role model who, alongside his professional service as a Garda, was actively engaged in his local community.

I am conscious that for you, who are Colm’s family and close friends, four years passes quickly, but the sadness of his loss must remain a heavy burden. As I commend Colm to the care of God who created him, I pray also for you, that today’s commemoration may contribute to your healing and peace. I will be in Charlestown for Mass on June 16th and will be sure to remember you all on that occasion.
+Kevin Doran
Apostolic Administrator of Achonry,
Bishop of Elphin

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UNIVERSAL SYNOD'S SYNTHESIS REPORT

In the late afternoon of Saturday 28 October 2023, the members of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops adopted the Synthesis Report which was initially published in Italian. The official report is now also available in English.  Please click on the link below to read full version.

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MAKING YOUNG PEOPLE VISIBLE IN THEIR CHURCH, COMMUNITY & SOCIETY

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APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATOR

Bishop Kevin Doran
Bishop’s House
Convent Road
Ballaghaderreen
Co. Roscommon.
F45 H004

Tel. 094-986 0034

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DIRECTOR OF SAFEGUARDING

Ms Helen Diskin
SAFEGUARDING OFFICE
Bishop’s House
Convent Road
Ballaghaderreen
Co. Roscommon.
F45 H004

Tel. 087-051 6888

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DIOCESAN OFFICE

Ms Bernie Mulligan
Sr Pat Casey

Bishop’s House
Convent Road
Ballaghaderreen
Co. Roscommon.
F45 H004

Tel. 094-986 0034

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