On Saturday 25 September 2021 Bishop Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork & Ross, ordained Reverend Ronan Sheehan to the diaconate. The ordination took place in the Cathedral of Saint Mary & Saint Anne, Cork City. Deacon Sheehan is a seminarian of the Diocese of Cork & Ross and a graduate of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.
Rev Sheehan is from the parish of Murragh and Templemartin, which includes Newcestown in West Cork. Ronan’s parents Bud and Denise were in the congregation at the Cathedral along with his sisters Ciara, Orlaith and Aoibhe, brother-in-law Trevor and niece Gia. His sister Leona in Portsmouth joined via live-stream.