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Triple Celebrations in Stillorgan and Blackrock

Triple Celebrations in Stillorgan and Blackrock
Canon Ian Gallagher (right) with Dean William Morton, Canon Aonghus Mayes and the Very Revd Roderick Smyth following the Service of Installation in St Patrick’s Cathedral.

There was a triple celebration for one Dublin Rector this weekend as two special anniversaries coincided with his installation as a Canon in the National Cathedral.

On Sunday morning (July 18) Canon Ian Gallagher and his parishioners celebrated the 20th anniversary of his arrival as Rector of Stillorgan and Blackrock. It was also an occasion to mark 30 years since Ian’s ordination. Meanwhile, parishioners also congratulated their Rector on his appointment to the Chapter of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.

Meanwhile, later on Sunday afternoon, Canon Gallagher was installed by the Dean of St Patrick’s, the Very Revd William Morton, as Prebendary of Tipperkevin on the Chapter of the National Cathedral.

He was installed alongside the Very Revd Roderick Smyth, Dean of Killaloe and Canon Aonghus Mayes, Rector of Moy and Charlemont.

Canon Gallagher was elected by the Chapter in January. The lengthy delay between appointment, election and installation is a result of restrictions relating to the pandemic.

Canon Ian and Hilary Gallagher at the celebrations in their parish.
Canon Ian and Hilary Gallagher at the celebrations in their parish.

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