Ronan Sheehan ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Cork & Ross

The Ordination to Priesthood of Fr Ronan Sheehan at St. John the Baptist Church, Newcestown, by BIshop Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross. (Photo: Peter Pietrzak)

Fr Ronan Sheehan (27) was ordained in his own parish church in Newcestown, Co Cork, on Sunday 18 September 2022 in a church packed with family, clergy, parishioners and friends

This was the West Cork church’s first ordination of a priest in its 150 year history.


Fr. Sheehan was ordained by Bishop Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross, and he becomes the youngest priest in the diocese.

The congregation included his parents Bud and Denise Sheehan, his sisters Ciara, Leona, Orlaith and Aoibhe, and extended family.

You can read a more detailed report on the ordination and watch a video of the ordination on the Cork and Ross website by clicking on the following link: