The death has taken place on Friday 3rd February, of Deacon Martin Barlow

May he rest in peace.

The death has taken place earlier this morning, Friday, 3 February 2023, of Rev Deacon Martin Barlow, Permanent Deacon in the Parish of Keady and Derrynoose. 

Archbishop Eamon extends his sympathy and that of Cardinal Seán, Bishop Michael, the clergy and people of the Archdiocese to Martin’s wife, Ursula, and to his sons, Shéa and Oisín and the wider family circle.

Deacon Martin’s remains will be reposing at his late residence, 90 The Beeches, Portadown, BT62 1AX, tomorrow (Saturday) from 3.00pm; 

Funeral on Monday from his late residence at 11.00am to the Church of St. John The Baptist, Drumcree, where Martin will be received for Office of the Dead at 11.45am, followed by Requiem Mass at 12 noon;
Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery.


Rev Mr Martin Barlow, Permanent Deacon

Born: 4 June 1968, Parish of Drumcree


St Malachy’s Boys’ High School        1979 – 85

Drumcree High School                    1985 – 86

University of Ulster                         1988 – 90

Dromantine/Maynooth                    2010 – 13

Ordained Permanent Deacon: 29 September 2013

Employment History

Graphic Designer, 1990 – 2023

Diaconate Appointments

Permanent Deacon, Keady & Derrynoose              2013 – 23

Date of Death: 3 February 2023