Following the retirement of Bishop Leo O’Reilly on 31st December 2018, the College of Consultors of the Diocese of Kilmore met on Wednesday last and elected Monsignor Liam Kelly, Parish Priest of Killsherdany and Drung, as Diocesan Administrator.
Monsignor Kelly has overall responsibility for the day to day running of the Diocese until a new Bishop is appointed by Pope Francis.
The new Diocesan Administrator is a native of County Leitrim. He was educated in Saint Patrick’s College, Cavan and Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Kilmore in 1978 and since then has taught in Saint Aidan’s Comprehensive School, Cootehill and Saint Patrick’s College, Cavan.
He has also ministered in several parishes in County Cavan.