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"Through the year with Canon Vincent Morris"

 Launch of

"Through the year with Canon Vincent Morris" 

Extracts from his homilies

Edited by Sr. Joan Mc Manus 

 launched by

 Fr. Pat McHugh

in Iontas on Tues 23rd Nov 2010 @ 8.30pm


Canon Vincent Morris was the Parish Priest of Muckno from    1983 until September 2001. He continued to serve in the parish until shortly before his death in July 2009.

Canon Morris was a native of ‘Blayney, being born in York Street in June 1926. Educated at the local Boys School and St Macartan’s College, Monaghan, he pursued his studies for Priesthood in Maynooth where he was ordained in June 1950. He returned to Maynooth where he obtained a Doctorate in Divinity in 1952. From that year until 1978 he was a member of the teaching staff of St Macartan’s College. In 1974 he was appointed PP of Tyholland, where he was to remain until his appointment to Muckno. He was also the Episcopal Vicar for Religious in Clogher Diocese for many years and was famous for the retreats he gave all over Ireland.

New Parish Priest Appointed To Muckno


 In mid-August 2010 it was announced that Bishop Liam MacDaid had appointed Fr Pat McHugh, Western Theological Institute, Galway, to be Parish Priest of Muckno from 1 September 2010 in succession to Canon John McCabe, who was also appointed Parish Priest of Roslea from that date.


Fr McHugh is a native of the parish of Ederney on the Fermanagh-Donegal border. He was ordained to the Priesthood on 17 June 1979. Following a number of years as a teacher in St Macartan’s College in Monaghan, he worked as a curate in the parish of Kilmore & Drumsnat (Corcaghan-Threemilehouse) and for short periods in Scotshouse and Clones parishes.

He was Director of Human Formation at Wonersh Seminary in Surrey, England and later at the Royal College of St Alban's  in Valladolid, Spain before lecturing in the Western Theological Institute in Galway and Knock.He was later to be Director of the Western Theological Institute.

Fr Pat is also well known in GAA circles; he was Development Officer of Monaghan Co Board for a number of years during the 1980s and also held a County Board position in Fermanagh for a time.

We welcome Fr Pat to our community and wish him many happy years of fruitful ministry among God’s people here.

Priest House 100 Years Old



Parochial House 1900

"The Curates’ new residence in Castleblayney is now fully completed, suitably furnished and in occupation. The building is much admired, and in addition to enhancing the appearance of York Street, and the town generally, is a standing monument to the generosity and lively faith of the great Catholics of the Parish of Muckno.” Thus it was stated in the Dundalk Democrat of 27 August 1910. Just a week or so earlier, the curates, Fr Mark Clinton and Fr Michael Donnelly, took up residence.


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