The death has taken place on Wednesday, 6th September 2023, of Fr Laurence Caraher, PE. 

May he rest in peace.

Archbishop Eamon extends the sympathy of Cardinal Seán, Bishop Michael, the clergy and the people of the Archdiocese to Fr Laurence’s family.

Funeral arrangements:
Reposing in the Church of the Assumption, Tullyallen, Friday, 8 September, from 5pm to 10pm – pausing for Mass at 7.30pm

Requiem Mass on Saturday, 9 September at 12 noon;
Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery.



Very Rev Laurence Caraher PE

Born:              5 February 1932, Parish of Knockbridge

Studied:         Monastery, South Devon, England           1950-51

                     Mount St Mary’s, Milltown, Dublin            1951-58

                     UCD                                                      1951-54

Ordained:  2 March 1958, Clonliffe College, Dublin, for the Society of Mary

Incardinated:  1 December 1989, Archdiocese of Armagh


Teacher, Chanel College, Dublin                                       1958-84
Curate, Drogheda                                                           1984-95
Parish Priest, Mellifont                                                     1995-2010

Pastor Emeritus, Assistant Pastor, Mellifont                       2010-2016

Pastor Emeritus                                                              2017

Date of Death: 6 September 2023, Sunhill Nursing Home, Termonfeckin