Fr Seamus appointed Head Chaplain of Defence Forces


Fr. Seamus Madigan from Croagh has been appointed Head Chaplain of the Irish Defence Forces. He was ordained in Croagh in 1991 for the Society of St. Francis de Sales (Salesians), and was inc-ardinated into the Diocese of Limerick in 2003 when he was appointed Chaplain in Castletroy Community College, a post he held until taking up the chaplaincy at Sarsfield Barracks, where he served for nine years. In that time he has served on overseas missions in Kosovo, Chad and the Lebanon. He also served as Diocesan Comm-unications Officer for a period until 2007, and presented a show on Live 95FM and 102fm local radio.

Congratulating Fr. Madi-gan on his appointment, Bishop Brendan Leahy said: “Seamus has been a very popular chaplain in Sarsfield Barracks both in his duties here and during his service abroad with the peacekeeping operations.

“He will now take his strong and caring pastoral role and spiritual support to the national post and we wish him well in this.  We will miss him, but at least we know he will also have contact with Limerick in his new role, and look forward to meeting him through that.”