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Canon Denis Keane RIP



It is with deep regret that we have to advise of the death of Canon Denis Keane, a retired priest of the diocese who died yesterday in Clonakilty Community Hospital, Co Cork.

Canon Keane was born on 8th August 1923 and served as a priest in Motherwell Diocese for 48 years, from his ordination on 5th June 1949 to his retirement to Ireland in 1997. In this time he served in seven parishes, four as Assistant Priest and three as parish priest. He founded the parish of St Brendan's in Motherwell in 1965.


St Charles’, Newton, Assistant Priest 1949

St Patrick’s, Shotts, Assistant Priest 1951

Holy Trinity & All Saints Coatbridge, Assistant Priest 1953

St Patrick’s, Coatbridge, Assistant Priest 1959

St Brendan’s, Motherwell, Parish Priest 1965

St Columba’s, Viewpark, Parish Priest 1973

St Cuthbert’s, Burnbank, Parish Priest 1982

Retired to Ireland 1997

May the Lord take his gentle soul to Himself. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.


Bishop Toal will offer Holy Mass on Wednesday 1 April at 7.00pm for the repose of the soul of Canon Keane. Mass will be live streamed on the Diocesan Facebook page.

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