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Fr Declan Foley P.P.

Parochial House, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow.

Tel: 059 972 1154  Mobile: 087 668 4299

Email: pdlfoley@gmail.com

Profile: A native of Knockananna in Co Wicklow. Eldest of 13 children of Seán and Catherine Foley. Educated in Knockbeg and Carlow College. Ordained for the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin in 1980. Curate in Rathangan in Co Kildare 1980 – 86. Worked in London as an Emigrant Chaplain specializing in the Nursing Apostolate from 1986 – 90. Returned to Ireland as a curate to the parish of Daingean in Co Offaly from 1990 – 93. Appointed to the Defence Forces. Training Centre on the Curragh as military chaplain where he served for the next 11 years. He did three tours of duty overseas with the United Nations Peace Keeping Missions, serving with the 76th and 81st Irish Infantry Battalions on the Lebanese – Israeli border in 1994 and 1997 and also with the No 2 Irish Guards in Eritrea/Ethiopia in 2002. Appointed to the parish of Bagenalstown in 2002 and made Parish Priest in 2004.

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