Biography of Bishop Liam Seán MacDaid

  • Born Bundoran, Co Donegal 19 July 1945.
  • Attended St Louis Infant School, Bundoran, St Macartan’s National School , Bundoran, St Macartan’s College, Monaghan.
  • Entered St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, as a seminarian for the Diocese of Clogher 1962.
  • Graduated with honours in Celtic Studies, Maynooth (National University) 1965.
  • Graduated with honours in Sacred Theology, Maynooth (Pontifical University) 1968.
  • Ordained priest for the Diocese of Clogher 15 June 1969.
  • Took Higher Diploma in Education with honours, Maynooth (National University) 1970.
  • Member of staff in St Macartan’s College 1970.
  • Took Diploma in Counselling at University College Dublin 1978.
  • Tutor in Counselling with Catholic Marriage Advisory Council.
  • President St Macartan’s College, Monaghan 1981.
  • Founding member of AMCSS (Association of Management of Catholic Secondary Schools).
  • Chairman, Council of Priests, Diocese of Clogher (1988 – 1996).
  • Curate (Assistant Priest) in parish of Aghavea/Aghintaine, Northern Ireland 1989.
  • Administrator, Parish of Tyholland 1993.
  • Diocesan Secretary and Diocesan Communications Officer since 1993.
  • Chancellor of the Diocese since 1994.
  • Chaplain to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor 2002.
  • Episcopal Ordination Sunday 25th July 2010
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