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Media announcements on behalf of the diocese are issued by the Communications Officer.

Very Reverend Diarmuid Hogan PP
Address: Parochial House, Oranmore, Co. Galway
Telephone: +353-87-1037452


The Ecumenism Officer works with other Christian and non-Christian leaders to foster greater understanding of diversity and promote unity.

Reverend Barry Horan
Address: Chaplaincy Department, NUI, Galway
Telephone: +353-91-495055


The pastoral care of people native to the diocese living and working abroad as well as their families is promoted by the Emigrant Secretariat.

Reverend Gearóid Ó Griofa
Address: Gort, Co Galway
Telephone: +353-91-631758

Laity Commission

The Laity Commission seeks to promote full and active involvement of Christ's faithful people in the life of the church.

Diocesan Representative: Mrs Grace Semple

Address: Diocesan Office, Galway Cathedral, Galway
Telephone: +353-91-563566


The Diocesan Liturgy Commission offers formation in liturgical practice for all ministries in the church and devises liturgical guidelines for local use.

Reverend Alan Burke
Address: Parochial House, Oughterard, Co. Galway
Telephone: + 353-91-552290

Pontifical Mission Society

In the service of the wider church the Diocesan Director works with the PMS to promote greater awareness of is missionary mandate.

Diocesan Director: Fr Patrick O'Donohue CC
Address: 129 Tur Uisce, Doughiska, Galway
Telephone: +353-91-756823

Sacred Music

The Secretariat for Sacred Music provides guidance and formation in the area of liturgical music.

Mr Raymond O'Donnell
Address: Galway Cathedral, Galway
Telephone: +353-91-563577
Fax: +353-91-534881

Catholic Primary School Management Association

Assistance and advice are provided to Boards of Management of Catholic Primary Schools in the diocese by this Secretariat.

Mr P J Callanan
Address: Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Árus de Brún, Newtownsmith, Galway
Telephone: +353-91-565066


The Diocesan Vocations Team exists to promote awareness of the vocation of priesthood, and the Diocesan Vocations Director assists individuals in their discernment.

Vocations Director: Very Reverend Ian O'Neill PP
Address: Parochial House, Claregalway, Co. Galway
Telephone: +353-91-798741


Vocations Team:
Most Reverend Martin Drennan
Reverend Thomas Brady
Reverend Alan Burke
Very Reverend Conor Cunningham
Ms Marie Dempsey
Mr Ciaran Doyle

Youth Services

Through various initiatives the Galway Diocesan Youth Services responds to the needs of young people in Galway.

Ms Mary MacLynn
Address: Tagaste House, 4 Saint Augustine Street, Galway
Telephone: +353-91-568483
Fax: +353-91-563321