26 May 2020

New Parish Priest appointed for Kilcormac

Tullamore native, Fr. Seamus Houlihan, has been appointed as Parish Priest of Kilcormac by the Bishop of Meath following the announcement of clerical appointments in the diocese.

He will replace Fr. Richard Matthews, who has been appointed Parish Priest of Slane.

Fr Seamus Houlihan is returning to his native county of Offaly, having been ordained in Tullamore 25 years ago. He served as Curate in Athboy from 1993 until his appointment as Parish Priest of Nobber in 2000.

Fr Richard Matthews, now appointed Parish Priest of Slane, grew up in the neighbouring parish of Beauparc-Kentstown, where he was ordained in 1983. He served in the parishes of Ardcath, Athboy and Dunboyne and spent three years with the Kiltegan missionaries in Zambia before taking up his appointment as Parish Priest of Killucan in 2001, where he remained until appointed parish priest of Kilcormac in 2016.

The following is the full list of appointments which have been announced in the Diocese of Meath;

Fr Seamus Houlihan is appointed Parish Priest of Kilcormac.

Fr Liam Malone is appointed Parish Priest of Nobber-Kilbeg.

Fr Richard Matthews is appointed Parish Priest of Slane.

Fr Pádraig McMahon is appointed Parish Priest of Athboy and Vicar Forane.

Fr Joseph Campbell is appointed Curate in Mullingar and Diocesan Secretary.

Fr Paul Crosbie is appointed Administrator in Mullingar.

Fr Williams Awoshiri is appointed Curate in Mullingar.

Fr Eusebius Tulbure is appointed Curate in Kells.

Fr Liam Malone was ordained on 8 June 1997 in his home parish of Trim. His first appointment brought him to Mullingar as hospital chaplain until he was assigned to Kells as Curate in September 2001.

Fr Pádraig McMahon was appointed Curate in Mullingar in 2008 and Administrator at the Cathedral twelve months later. A native of Kingscourt, he has worked in Navan, Clara and Rosemount parishes while also serving as director of primary school catechetics for eight years.

Fr Joseph Campbell was ordained in his home parish of on 19 June 2010 and served as Curate in St Mary's Parish, Drogheda since September 2010. Among his various roles in the Diocese of Meath, he has assisted as Vocations Director and a member of the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes.