Archbishop of Tuam Dr Michael Neary has appointed Rev Richard Gibbons as Parish Priest of Knock in succession to the late Mgr Joseph Quinn.
Fr Gibbons, a native of Louisburgh, was educated locally at primary and secondary level and obtained degrees in arts and law in UCG before starting his studies for the priesthood.
He studied philosophy and theology in Rome and was ordained in 1999. He undertook postgraduate studies in Rome from 1999 to 2000.
In 2000 he was appointed curate in Headford and chaplain to the presentation secondary school there. While in Headford he obtained a HDip in education from NUIG.
In 2003 he was appointed curate to Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock, and ministered in Knock until his appointment as parish priest