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Bishop Liam McDaid.

At a ceremony in St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan, on July 25th 2010 The Right Reverend Monsignor Liam S. McDaid was ordained as Bishop of Clogher by Cardinal Sean Brady with Bishop Noel Treanor and Bishop Joseph Duffy the two co-consecrators. The new Bishop was Principal of St. Macartan’s College before moving as Parish Priest of Fivemiletown and latterly Tyholland, which means that he knows many from the North Monaghan area.. We spoke to the new Bishop recently and we bring you his thoughts on various issues in the church and society at the moment. We wish him well as he sets out in a very responsible position and as he faces the many challenges from today’s world.
To listen to the Bishop just click on his photo below and you should be able to pick up the sound. The photos from the ordination come thanks to Gregory Murphy. Murphy Video Services recorded the Ordination and beamed it out live over the Internet to a worldwide audience. That recording can still be seen on their website.

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Click on the Bishop’s Photo above.

The New Bishop’s Crest.

The new crest above consists of the Clogher Cross; a circle of stones representing the Lough Derg pilgrimage; and the rowan leaf and berries which refer to Macartan of Clogher, disciple of Patrick and patron saint of the Diocese, whose name translates as ‘Son of Rowan’. The three berries recall our baptismal profession of faith in the name of the Blessed Trinity.