The Administration of the Diocese is carried out in the Diocesan Office in Westbourne, Ennis. The office is responsible for the practical administrative tasks such as Financial reporting and Budgets, planning the Bishop’s schedule of appointments, dealing with all Diocesan property and advising parishes when requested on their administrative affairs.
The office is also responsible for the approval and direction of marriages abroad and marriages where one of the partners is not a Catholic.
The Diocesan Staff are Claire Thynne, Diocesan Administrator; Cathy Sheehan, Diocesan Finance Manager, Mary Brohan, Office Secretary and Fr Ger Jones, Diocesan Secretary. All matters relating to Primary Schools where Bishop Monahan is the Patron are handled by St. Senan’s Education Office.
Ms. Maureen Kelly and Ms. Jean Gaynor are based in the Pastoral Development Office in Clarecastle, Co. Clare.
Ms. Joanne O’ Brien, Director of Youth Ministry based in the Pastoral Development Office in Clarecastle, Co. Clare
Fr. Michael Collins, Director of Pastoral Planning based in Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Michelle O’ Riordan Data Protection Officer
Diocesan Administrative Staff
All Diocesan Administrative staff can be contacted on: +353 65 68 28638
The following are the e-mail addresses for each staff member:
Claire Thynne: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Sheehan: email@example.com
Mary Brohan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. Ger Jones: email@example.com
Joanne O’ Brien: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr. Michael Collins: email@example.com
Michelle O’ Riordan: firstname.lastname@example.org