Former Bishop of Raphoe and Derry Seamus Hegarty dies

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest The former Bishop of Raphoe and Derry, Seamus Hegarty has died.Born in Kilcar, Co Donegal, Bishop Hegarty retired as Bishop of Derry after 7 years in 2011, due to ill health, having previously served as Bishop of Raphoe.The Diocese of Derry announced his death this evening following an illness in Letterkenny University Hospital.He was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop McQuaid in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth in 1966.After a short period as curate in Stranorlar he was then made Bishop of Raphoe in 1982, being ordained by Cardinal Ó Fiaich in March 1982 in Letterkenny Cathedral.In 1994, Bishop Hegarty was appointed Bishop of Derry to succeed Bishop Edward Daly before retiring in 2011. By News Highland – September 20, 2019 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Twitter Former Bishop of Raphoe and Derry Seamus Hegarty dies RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday September 20thNext articleCork City 0 v 0 Finn Harps – FT Report News Highland last_img read more