By Dan Walsh
His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Fr Ger Nash, a priest of the Diocese of Killaloe in Co Clare, as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Ferns.
The news of this Episcopal appointment was made public today and following the announcement of Bishop Denis Brennan’s successor, Mass was celebrated at St Aidan’s Cathedral Enniscorthy at 12 noon to celebrate the announcement.
Bishop Brennan has welcomed the appointment; “I warmly welcome the appointment of Father Ger Nash of the Diocese of Killaloe as my successor as Bishop of Ferns. I know that the people of Ferns, priests, religious, and lay faithful will welcome him too, and make him feel at home in their midst. I heartily congratulate him on his appointment and trust that he will be happy in his new surroundings in the south-east.
Gerard Nash was born in 1959 at Glandree in the parish of Tulla, Co Clare. After choosing to study for the Diocese of Killaloe in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, he was ordained in 1991 in Drumcharley Church, Tulla by Bishop Michael Harty.