Ireland’s youngest bishop Fintan Monahan to be installed in September

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Former Tuam schoolteacher Fr Fintan Monahan will be installed as Bishop of Killaloe in September – making him Ireland’s youngest bishop.
49-year-old Fintan Monahan was announced as the new Bishop of Killaloe by Pope Francis yesterday.
He had been working as diocesan secretary for the Tuam Archdiocese.
Fintan Monahan was born in Tullamore, and between 1980 and 1996, his family lived in Carraroe where his father was principal teacher at Scoil Chuimsitheach Chiaráin.
In 1996, they moved to Castlegar in the city, the native home of Fintan’s mother.
Bishop-elect Monahan was ordained as a priest in 1991, and is a former science, Irish and religion teacher at St Jarlath’s in Tuam.
He’ll be installed as Bishop of Killaloe on September 25th.
Speaking to Galway Bay fm news, Bishop-elect Monahan says he intends to work closely with the community and continue encouraging young men to join the priesthood.