The Archdiocese of Armagh is sad to announce the death on Tuesday, 13 October 2015  of Msgr Frank PE, peacefully, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Following are the funeral arrangements:

Reposing of Remains at 64 Meadow Grove, Dundalk, Co. Louth4.00pm – 9.00pm today, Wednesday, and tomorrow, Thursday, from 4.00pm.

Removal of Remains tomorrow evening, Thursday, 15 October at 6.45pm, arriving at the Church of St Patrick, Dundalk, Co Louth for Mass at 7.00 pm;

Requiem Mass on Friday, 16 October at 12 noon, followed by burial in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Dowdallshill, Dundalk, Co Louth.


Biographical Details

Rt Rev Archdeacon Francis Donnelly, PE

Born 7 August 1930, Parish of Moneymore

Studied           St Patrick’s College, Armagh             1942 – 1948

St Patrick’s College, Maynooth          1948 – 1958


Ordained 19 June 1955 in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth



DCL, Maynooth                                                                     1955 – 1958

Curate, St Patrick’s, Dundalk                                                 1958 – 1978

Administrator, St Patrick’s, Dundalk                                     1978 – 1985

Parish Priest, Kilsaran                                                             1985 – 1989

Parish Priest, St Peter’s, Drogheda                                         1989 – 2005

Pastor Emeritus (residing in Dundalk and Ardee)                  2005 – until death


Appointed Archdeacon  of the Metropolitan Chapter           1989

Appointed a Prelate of Honour (Monsignor)                          1990