Very Rev. Fintan McKiernan P.E. R.I.P.

15 February 1942 – 21 April 2021

Your prayers are asked for the happy repose of the soul of the late Fr. Fintan McKiernan who passed away suddenly on Wednesday 21 April 2021.

+ Born – 15 February 1942, son of John McKiernan and Catherine Meehan, Cross in the parish of Corlough-Templeport
+ Ordained – 28 June 1967
+ Appointed to the Staff of St. Patrick’s College, Cavan – 1967
+ Appointed CC in Glenfarne – 1982
+ Appointed CC in Glencar – 1988
+ Appointed PP in Knockninny (Derrylin & Teemore) -1998
+ Retired and became Pastor Emeritus with residency in Kildallan – 2017

+ Returned to the House of the Father – Wednesday 21 April 2021

 Predeceased by his brothers Gerry, Eugene and Edward.

Hear with favour our prayers, which we humbly offer, O Lord, for the salvation of the soul of Fr. Fintan McKiernan, your servant and priest, that he, who devoted a faithful ministry to your name, may rejoice in the perpetual company of your Saints.

This we ask through Jesus Christ Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

May his good and gentle soul rest in peace.

Due to government and HSE Covid-19 guidelines, a private Funeral Mass took place on Saturday 24 April 2021 at 12 noon in St. Patrick’s Church, Kilnavart with burial afterwards in the grounds of St. Ninnidh’s Church, Derrylin, 

The Funeral Mass can be viewed on

Deeply regretted by his nephews John (Orla) & Fintan (Jennifer), niece Carmel (Andreas), grand nephew Seán, grand-nieces Alice, Louise & Eva, Bishop Martin Hayes, Bishop-Emeritus Leo O’Reilly, his fellow priests in the Diocese of Kilmore, relatives & a large circle of friends.