New role for Rev Alison Irvine

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Rev Alison Irvine, who has been serving as Curate Assistant in Dunboyne and Rathmolyon Unions, will be moving to take up a new appointment early in 2022. She has been appointed as a Diocesan Curate in her native Clogher diocese. 

Bishop Ian Ellis (Clogher diocese) said, “We look forward to Alison returning to Clogher in this unique role providing liturgical and pastoral ministry to a number of vacant parishes under my direction.”

Speaking about her appointment announced at Christmas services, Rev Irvine said; I am very grateful and humbled to be given the opportunity to serve God and minister to the people of Clogher Diocese, as Diocesan Curate. I have lived away through study and for work on a number of occasions and for many years, but each time I felt the pull to come home.”

A native of Clogher Diocese, Alison attended Manchester University and before her training for ordination, had a career with the trade union movement.

Here in Meath and Kildare she served as Deacon-Intern with Canon Isaac Delamere in Tullamore prior to her ordination to the Priesthood in St. Mary’s Church, Maynooth by Bishop Pat Storey in September 2018.

Speaking of the impending move Bishop Pat Storey said, “We have enjoyed the energy and commitment that Alison has brought to her ministry amongst us in Meath and Kildare. We are sorry to be saying goodbye to her but wish her well in her new appointment.

Rev Irvine is expected to take up her post as Diocesan Curate in February 2022.