The newly ordained Mayo priest, Shane Costello, will take up a position in Westport following Diocesan changes announced by Archbishop of Tuam, Michael Neary.
Fr Costello, who is a native of Sessiagh, Taugheen, Claremorris will take over as the Catholic Curate (CC) in Westport after Rev Gerard Quirke takes up a new position as CC in Achill. He was ordained to the Priesthood at a ceremony in Knock Basilica on Sunday last.
Fr Costello is no stranger to Westport having served as a Deacon in the parish for the past year.
Four retirements were announced by the Archbishop which include Very Rev John Canon Fallon who was Parish Priest in Kilmaine; Very Rev John Canon Walsh, PP Aghamore; Very Rev Joseph Canon O’Brien who was PP of Abbeyknockmoy and Very Rev Patrick Mooney, PP Glenamaddy/Williamstown.
Rev Eugene O’Boyle, who had been based in Achill will now move to Glenamaddy/Williamstown. Rev Jerald David, who was the pro-tem in Athenry will become the Administrator in Aghamore Parish and in Knock. Rev Anthaiah Pudota, who was the Administrator in Kilconly, will become Administrator of Letterfrack while Rev Frank Conlisk will become Administrator in Milltown and Kilconly.