Thursday, March 27, 2014

(Update) Wherabouts of Irish Legionaries of Christ - exclusive info

After posting the original blog entry the blogger received the following info from a reliable source:
(Edited) I didn’t see Fr Declan Creighton’s name on the list – he’s in Connecticut working in a parish but still an LC.  He’s a contemporary of Fr Peter Byrne.  Both Peter and Declan are probably  55 this year not 52 as your document suggests.  Anthony Bannon is in Mexico, not Ireland.  I understand Jude Furlong (70) is in Dublin not Rome.

The blogger notes that he is not sure where Fr. Declan Creighton is...The approximate, and sometimes speculative, nature of the data illustrate how hard it is to gather concrete and specific info re Legion members, their whereabouts and their status vis a vis the Legion, the priesthood, etc.


Data contributed by recently discharged Spanish member and other sources

Blogger notes that in his opinion ages are 2-3 year behind; as in all the first 6 entries are now about 70 years of age; basically the first generation of Irish going back to July 1, 1961, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

NameAgeBirth place
Lives in

Raymond Comiskey69DublinMerida, Yuc
Thomas Moylan68DublinCancún???
Jude Furlong67DublinRoma
John Devlin67DublinHouston
Fintan Lawless67DublinBrasil
Mons. Brian Farrell67DublinVaticano
Patrick Corrigan67DublinMisiones - Chetumal
Thomas White65DublinCA, USA
David Owen65DublinMonterrey
Brian Wilson64DublinMérida
Anthony Bannon63DublinIreland
Hugh Ryan63DublinRoma
James McCluskey63DublinXalapa, Mexico
James Mckenna63DublinMonterrey, Mexico
Owen Kearns62DublinCheshire, USA
Donal Clancy62DublinMéxico
Brian Fagan61DublinMéxico
Fintan Kelly60Dublin?
Donal O'Keeffe59DublinWashington
Michael Pakenham57DublinMisiones - Chetumal
Dermot Ryan57DublinRoma
Gerard Heaslip54DublinMéxico
Patrick Langan52DublinCheshire
Edward McNamara49DublinRoma
Feargal O'Duill42DublinDublín
Seamus Mc Cabe39DublinMéxico
Patrick Walsh55CorkBrasil
John Monaghan64BelmulletMisiones - Cancún
Patrick O'Connell58BelmoudenLeón, Mexico?
Dominic Farrell37An DúnRoma
Eamon Kelly55TubberJerusalem
Eamonn Shelly39TipperaryHouston, USA
Joseph Gillespie49St. JohnstonDetroit, USA
Cathal Deveney42PortadownIrish diocese?
Patrick McMenamin58OmaghMonterrey, Mexico
Michael Ryan65New RossRoma
Michael Grealy51LondonMéxico
Donal Corry67LimerickRoma
Bennet Tierney56LimerickGermany
John Walsh67
Bernard Quinn65
Misiones - Playa Carmen
Vincent McMahon64
John O'Reilly64
Accused in Chile
Patrick Barry63
Cotija, Mexico
Peter Coates62
Monterrey, Meico
Raymund Cosgrave61
Daniel McCallion58
Martin Flynn55
Michael Duffy53
Eamonn O'Higgins48
Darren Brennan33
Dublín ???
Peter Byrne52(5)DublinDublín ???
Robert Sloan35DownPatrickDublín ??? (County Antrim?)


  1. Fr. Cathal Deveney is in the archdiocese of Armagh, which has recognized his value and has given him a number of responsibilities (he's on the priests' council and is a vicar forane, among other things).

  2. Thank God for their vocations!

  3. Hi I am a relation of fr. Jude Furlong and looking to contact him as we have never met. Would anyone know how I would contact him