Bishop Fintan Gavin, Jubilarians and guests,at Innishannon House Hotel.Bishop Fintan Gavin, Jubiliarians and guests at Innishannon House Hotel.

Bishop John Buckley and several of the priests of the diocese are marking milestones in their ministry this year.

Bishop Fintan Gavin invited Bishop Buckley who is marking 40 years as a bishop and the priests who are marking important jubilees of ordination as priests to a celebratory lunch.

Pictured are (front row) Fr. Michael Regan (50 years a priest), Bishop Noel O’Regan SMA, Bishop Fintan Gavin, Bishop John Buckley (40 years a bishop), Mgr. Gearóid Dullea (25 years a priest), Mgr. Aidan O’Driscoll VG. (Back row) Fr. Marius O’Reilly (10 years a priest), Fr. Bernard Cotter (40 years a priest), Fr. Eoin Whooley (40 years a priest), Fr. Jilson Kokkandathail (30 years a priest), Fr. Ben Hodnett (10 years a priest), An tAthair Liam Ó h-Icí (50 years a priest).

Absent were Fr Bernard Donovan (50 years a priest), Fr Alan O’Leary (40 years a priest) and Fr. Chris O’Donovan (25 years a priest)