Fr Brian Conlon RIP

The ACP Leadership team extends sympathy to the family of Rev Brian Conlon, a loyal and generous supporter of the ACP for many years. Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam.

The death has taken place of Fr. Brian Conlon, retired Parish Priest of Ballycastle, Co. Mayo and formerly of Carrowloughan, Dromard, Co. Sligo – peacefully on 16th August 2022 – surrounded by his loving family at North West Hospice, Sligo.

Predeceased by his parents, Tom and Nora, and his brothers Paddy and Seán, he is deeply regretted by his brothers, Tommy (Wicklow), Dermot (London), Eugene (Leitrim), sisters-in-law, Bernie, Margaret, Cáit and Elma, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, Bishop John Fleming and the priests of Killala diocese, relatives, many friends, and the parishioners of parishes served in since 1969.

Educated at High Park NS, St Muredach’s College, Ballina and Maynooth College, he was a member if the last class in Maynooth to be ordained in 1969 by Archbishop John Charles McQuaid. He served as CC, Ballycroy for just four weeks in August, 1969; 1969-76, as CC, Cornboy during which time he led the building of the new church in Carratighe in 1974; CC, Dromore West, 1976-82; CC, Rathlee, Easkey, 1982-90, during which he taught in Easkey Vocational School; CC, Enniscrone, 1990-96; PP, Kiltane, 1996-2011, during which time Bangor Church was re-roofed and refurbished; PP, Lacken, 2011-15; and PP, Ballycastle, 2015-2022, during which time Belderrig Church was reroofed and refurbished.

His remains were removed from Lynn’s Funeral Home, Killala on Thursday evening last to St Brigid’s Church Ballycastle where family members, Bishop John Fleming, the priests of the diocese, his Ballycastle and Belderrig parishioners and many friends gathered to celebrate his funeral Mass. He was buried in St Mary’s Cemetery, Skreen.

May he rest in peace.

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