Death of Very Reverend Bobby McKenna

The death has taken place on Thursday 1st September, of Fr Bobby McKenna, formerly of Newtown Rd. Camlough.  May he rest in peace.

The funeral arrangements are as follows:

Removal remains from his home on Sunday at 5.30pm to St Malachy’s Church, Carrickcruppin, arriving for Mass at 6pm.  Fr McKenna’s remains will repose in St. Malachy’s Church from 7pm to 10pm;

Requiem Mass on Monday, 5 September at 12 noon;
Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

Archbishop Eamon extends his sympathy and that of Cardinal Seán, Bishop Michael, the clergy and people of the Archdiocese to his family.


Very Rev Robert McKenna PE

Born:               12 May 1934, Parish of Killeeshil

Studied            St Patrick’s College, Armagh             1946-51

                       St Patrick’s College, Maynooth          1951-58

Ordained:        22 June 1958, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth


Assistant, Loughgall                                                               1958-59
On loan to Menevia, Wales                                                      1959-59
Teacher, St Patrick’s College, Armagh                                       1959-60
Diocesan Advisor for Religious Education                                  1960-69
Director, Mount Oliver Institute                                                1969-82
Curate, Kilsaran                                                                     1982-86
Parish Priest, Lordship & Ballymascanlon                                  1986-95
Parish Priest, Haggardstown & Blackrock                                  1995-99
Pastor Emeritus, Assistant Pastor, Bessbrook                            1999-2018

Pastor Emeritus                                                                     2018

Date of Death: 1 September, Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry