Naming Religious

At this year’s Urlaur Pattern Mass we included a “Ceremony of Naming and Remembering” men and women of the parish who had entered religious life. We included Diocesan Priests as well as Religious. For some weeks we had sought from parishioners names of relatives, neighbours and friends who they knew who had become priests, brothers or sisters. We received in excess of 100 names. Though it’s certain there are others whose names we did not receive we were proud to be able to name and remember so many from our Parish who sought to answer God’s call. It is possible that not all of these remained in religious life but the truth of their “Yes” is what we sought to recall in Urlaur. It was a very moving and special moment in the tradition that is The Urlaur Pattern. Some people have requested this list be made available. We are happy to include it here. If you know of other names that should be included, please let us know and we will, in time, update this record.


(Including Diocesan Priests)


  • Fr Anthony Bones, Stonepark
  • Sr Eilzabeth Bones, Esker
  • Sr Monica Bones, Stonepark
  • Sr Agatha Brett, Liscosker
  • Sr Bosco Cafferkey, Culgarriff
  • Sr Brigid Cafferkey, Tullgranny
  • Sr Gerard Cafferkey, Carrowbeg
  • Sr Margarget Cafferkey, Tullgranny
  • Bro Conrad Callaghan, Raherolish
  • Bro Peter Callaghan, Culclare
  • Sr Mary Gabriel Cassidy, Cahelahenny
  • Sr Aidan Caulfield, Carralackey
  • Sr Celestine Conway, Ballyglass
  • Bro Nathy Costello, Ballyglass
  • Fr Padraig Costello, Culmore
  • Fr JT Cribben, Carrowbeg
  • Sr Teresa Doherty, Ballyglass
  • Sr Annie Duffy, Culclare
  • Bro Declan Duffy, Clooncara
  • Fr Dominic Duffy, Ballyglass
  • Sr Eucharia Duffy, Glann
  • Sr Francis Duffy, Glann
  • Sr Francis (Katie) Duffy, Clooniron
  • Fr John C Duffy, Clooncara
  • Fr Kevin Duffy, Kilkelly
  • Sr Margaret Duffy, Glann
  • Fr Michael Duffy, Clooncara
  • Sr Monica Duffy, Clooncara
  • Sr Winifred Duffy, Kilmovee
  • Sr Bernardine Dunleavy, Glann
  • Sr Brigid Dunleavy, Kilkelly
  • Fr Louis Dunleavy, Sinolane
  • Sr Alphonus Egan, Tavrane
  • Sr Assumpta Flannery, Kilkelly
  • Sr Freda Flannery, Kilkelly
  • Fr James Flannery, Kilkelly
  • Sr Ursula Flannery, Kilkelly
  • Sr Bridie Foley, Barcul
  • Sr Kathleen Foley, Barcul
  • Sr Rose Foley, Barcul
  • Bro Bonaventure Frain, Rusheens
  • Sr Catherine Frain, Rusheens
  • Sr Mary Frain, Rusheens
  • Fr Tom Freyne, Culcastle
  • Fr John Griffin, Culclare
  • Sr Enda Harrington, Glann
  • Sr Mary Harrington, Glann
  • Sr Patricia Hayden, Culcastle
  • Fr Joseph Henry, Cloonamna
  • Sr Aidan Higgins, Culliagh
  • Sr Mary Joseph Higgins, Ballyglass
  • Sr Melanie Higgins, Culmore
  • Fr John Hunt, Sraheens
  • Sr Foncia Kearns, Rusheens
  • Fr John P Kelly, Kilkelly
  • Sr Baptist Kenny, Carralackey
  • Sr Gabriel Kenny, Carralackey
  • Sr Lena Kerins, Derrylahan
  • Fr James Lafferty, Ballyglass
  • Sr Rose Lafferty, Ballyglass
  • Fr Dominic Lydon, Shammar
  • Sr Eileen Lydon, Gowlaune
  • Sr Evelyn McDonnell, Cullgarriff
  • Sr Mary McDonnell, Cullgarriff
  • Sr Mary Walter McDonnell, Cullgarriff
  • Sr Ellie Mullen, Ballinrumpa
  • Sr Marie Mullen, Ballinrumpa
  • Fr Tim Mullen, Ballyglass
  • Fr Michael Murphy, Kilkelly
  • Sr Fulgentia (Nora) Nyland, Urlaur
  • Fr Fintan O’Beirne, Barcul
  • Fr Oliver O’Beirne, Barcul
  • Sr Jospehine O’Gara, Culliagh
  • Sr Rita O’Grady, Culmore
  • Fr Dan O’Mahony, Magheraboy
  • Fr Stephen O’Mahony, Magheraboy
  • Bro James Phillips, Urlaur
  • Sr Magdalen Phillips, Urlaur
  • Sr Mary Phillips, Urlaur
  • Sr Alphonsus Regan, Glann
  • Sr Angela Regan, Cloonamna
  • Sr Anne Regan, Egool
  • Sr Catherine Regan, Egool
  • Sr Eileen Regan, Egool
  • Sr Ita Kate Regan, Sraheens
  • Sr Mary Joseph Regan (Townland not given)
  • Bro Patrick Regan, Sraheens
  • Fr Patrick Sharkey, O.P. (Urlaur Abbey)
  • Sr Breedge Shiel, Kilkelly
  • Fr Brendan Shiel, Kilkelly
  • Fr Joe Shiel, Kilkelly
  • Sr Mary Jane Shiel, Kilkelly
  • Sr Maud Shiel, Kilkelly
  • Sr Muriel Shiel, Kilkelly
  • Sr Nany Shiel, Kilkelly
  • Fr Peter Shiel, Kilkelly
  • Sr Una Shiel, Kilkelly
  • Sr Cormac Shiels, Kilkelly
  • Sr Marie Theresa Shiels, Kilkelly
  • Sr Cecil Tarpey, Kilkelly
  • Fr James Tarpey, Kilkelly
  • Sr Kitty Tarpey, Kilkelly
  • Bro Timothy Tarpey, Kilkelly
  • Fr Dominic Towey, Aughadeffin
  • Sr Mary Oswald (Ann) Towey, Aughadeffin
  • Fr James Walsh, Tavrane
  • Sr Stanislaus Walsh, Tavrane

Fr Vincent Sherlock

094-964 9137

Parochial House, Kilmovee, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Mayo. F45 WV97

Fr John Maloney

094-936 7031

Curate's House, Kilkelly, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo