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Bishop Fintan Monahan

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Fintan Monahan is the Roman Catholic Bishop of Killaloe, who previously served as a priest in the Tuam Diocese and worked as a teacher in St. Jarlath's College, Galway. He began studies for the priesthood at Maynooth College in 1984. He completed a B.Sc. (NUI) in 1987, a B.D. (Maynooth Pontifical University) in 1990, an S.T.L. in Biblical Theology in 1992 and an H.Dip. in Education (NUI Galway) in 1993. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1991 and served as a curate in Connemara, County Galway, before beginning a teaching and chaplaincy post at St. Jarlath's College, Tuam, Co. Galway. Whilst at St. Jarlath's College he taught science, religion and Irish in addition to coaching basketball and hurling. He also served as Secretary of the Tuam Diocese. The Holy See announced Fr. Monahan's appointment as Bishop of Killaloe in July 2016 and he was consecrated in Ennis Cathedral on 25 September 2016.

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