Fermanagh priest Fr Gary Donegan awaiting third surgery


JUST hours after he underwent surgery on his eye, Fr Gary Donegan has confirmed that he’s going to have to go under the knife again later this month. Since December, the Fermanagh cleric has been undergoing treatment on his right eye, in a bid to save and secure his sight. The Newtownbutler priest underwent surgery […]


Fr Gary Donegan has surgery for blindness


FR GARY Donegan has paid tribute to the many people who have “rallied around” him after he recently underwent serious eye surgery. Originally from Newtownbutler, the Ardoyne-based cleric, pictured below, had an operation to restore the sight in his right eye after losing his vision a few weeks ago when a bleed to it caused extensive damage. To read […]


Priest shortages to hit funeral masses


A FERMANAGH cleric says that the falling number of priests will soon have a drastic impact on  funeral masses for Catholic families here. Originally from Newtownbutler, Fr Gary Donegan was responding to a pastoral letter issued on Sunday by Bishop Donal McKeown warning that dwindling numbers of young people joining the priesthood in the Down and […]


Fr Gary Donegan gets Colombia peace invite


FR Gary Donegan, CP, the Newtownbutler-born member of the Passionist Order now based in Crossgar, County Down is packing his bags for a New Year ‘peace talks’ trip to Colombia in the New Year. He recently transferred from pastorship (parish priest) of Ardoyne where he made a name for himself shepherding children from Holy Cross […]