Monsignor Dan Carr reflects on 55 years in the priesthood

by Jerome Hughes AS he steps down from his role as St. Johnston Parish Priest after an admirable 55 years of service to the Catholic Church, Monsignor Dan Carr, a Fanad native, reflects on his life in changing times. Born in 1939 in Ballyheerin, Fanad, Mgr Carr received his education locally before answering his calling to […]

Monsignor Dan Carr has celebrated his last Mass

by Louise Doyle ST JOHNSTON Parish Priest Monsignor Dan Carr celebrated his final mass yesterday after 35 years in the parish. Mgr Carr’s family and friends joined with the parish community yesterday in prayer and celebration of his time as parish priest. Advertisement Following mass, refreshments were served in St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource […]

Fr Michael Carney celebrates 40 years in the priesthood

By Diarmaid Doherty JUST prior to his ordination to the priesthood in St. Eunan’s Cathedral on June 19, 1983, Michael Carney had a favour to ask from his bishop. He wanted to be ordained in his hometown of Ballyshannon. Advertisement His father back home wasn’t well and Michael thought it might be easier on the […]

Carrigart Parish Priest celebrates special day

FR Charlie Byrne, PP Carrigart, celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood last weekend. A native of Kilcar, Fr Byrne was ordained in St Cartha’s Church, Kilcar, by the late Bishop Anthony McFeely on June 28, 1981. On Sunday  Fr Charlie celebrated a Thanksgiving Mass in St John the Baptist Church, Carrigart. […]