Rev √Čamonn Fitzgibbon

Rev √Čamonn Fitzgibbon

Rev Dr Éamonn Fitzgibbon

Qualifications: BA (NUI ), BD (Maynooth), MA (UL), D Min (Milltown, UCD)

Position: Director, The Irish Institute for Pastoral Studies

Research Interests:

Synods and Synodality.Pastoral Development and Renewal. The Theology of Vatican II, Ministry (Lay and Ordained), Leadership in the Church, The Priesthood of the Faithful.

The Theology of John Macquarrie particularly his Christology


General Information

Éamonn joined Mary Immaculate College, Department of Theology & Religious Studies as Co-Ordinator of the NOSTRA programme in 2005. He has taught Christology and Sacramental Theology in Mary Immaculate College and has taught a variety of modules on the Nostra Programme. He is currently the Director of The Irish Institute for Pastoral Studies, based in the Thurles Campus of MIC, and is also Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral planning in his home diocese of Limerick.

He was Director of the Limerick Diocesan Synod which took place in April 2016 and has served in parish ministry, as Director of a Diocesan Pastoral Centre, as Director of Youth Ministry and as Vicar General of the Diocese of Limerick

Areas of Interest: Synodality; Ministry; Pastoral Theology; Parish Development and Renewal; Youth Ministry; Christology; The Theology of John Macquarrie; The Story of the Universe.  Adult Faith Formation and Religious Education


Articles in Journals:

Together on the Way The Furrow October 2017

Theology in Pastoral Practice The Furrow December 2015 Vol.LXVI

The Synod on the Family The Furrow September 2014

Painted into a Corner – Priesthood in Ireland Today  The Furrow, Vol. LXII, (2011)

Sunday Liturgy The Furrow April 2003 Vol LIV No 4

The Synod of Limerick Intercom April 2016

Parish Clustering Intercom March 2001


Articles in Books:

Diocesan Priesthood, Éamonn Fitzgibbon in Duffy E. (ed), Parishes in Transition, Dublin: Columba, 2010.

Ministry in a Changing Context, Éamonn Fitzgibbon in Conway E. (ed),Priesthood Today: Ministry in a Changing Context, Dublin: Veritas, 2013.


Book Reviews:

Able Lives by Fiona Murdoch The Furrow May 2004 Vol LV No 5

Youth, Gospel, Liberation by Michael Warren The Furrow November 1999 Vol L No 11



Homilies for April The Furrow March 2005 Vol LVI No 5

Homilies for January The Furrow December 2003 Vol LIV No 12


Conference Papers:

The Early Christian Community in Acts 2:44 – 45 as an Example of Fraternity for Today

                Presented to the International Congress of the European Society for Catholic Theology,   University of Strasbourg, France on 30 August – 2 September 2017.


Pastoral Areas

                Presentation to Kildare and Leighlin Clergy Conference 17th June 2014


Pastoral Ministry In The Secular Priesthood ‘Painted into a Corner’

                Tuam Clergy Diocesan In-Service Course 8-11 October 2012


The Role of the Diocesan Priest Today

                Kerry Clergy Study Day 29th November 2012


Parish Development and Renewal

                Down and Connor May 2012


Parish Clustering

            Presented at Down and Connor March 2011


Pastoral Ministry In The Secular Priesthood

Elphin Clergy Conference 10th November 2009


Ministry as Service

Bons Secours Hospital Trustees Facilitation and Presentation

January 13th 2008 and September 4th 2009


Presentation to Episcopal Commission on Pastoral Planning on Pastoral Areas 21st

                May 2009


Identifying Needs – Listening in a Pastoral Planning Context

Killaloe Diocesan Clergy 12th November 2006


The Parish Today and the Emerging Church of Tomorrow

            Presented at Cashel and Emly Clergy Conference March 2006


Parish Clustering

            Presented at Waterford and Lismore Clergy Conference June 2005


Clustering in Limerick Diocese

            Presented at Developing Parish Conference in All Hallows February 2005


Parish Clustering

            Presented at Killala Clergy Conference January 2005



Facilitation Work:


Down and Connor Clergy Conference Wednesday 25th February 2015

Theme: ‘The Theological and Pastoral Implications of Serving in Multiple Parishes’ by Eugene Duffy Facilitator: Éamonn Fitzgibbon


Cashel and Emly Diocesan Prayer Day 

Glenstal Abbey 15th December 2014



Clogher Diocesan Forum

Killadeas, Enniskillen Monday 8 - Wednesday 10 April 2013


Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pastoral Council

14th May 2012


Killaloe Clergy Conference

Ennis, Tuesday 25th October 2011


Archdiocese of Tuam Diocesan Pastoral Council

Knock, 15th June 2010


Kerry Diocesan Pastoral Council Planning Day

Killarney, April 2007


Developing Parish Conference

All Hallows College February 2007


Developing Parish Conference

All Hallows College February 2006



Ossory Diocesan Forum, Review and Planning

January 2005 and September 2006


Kilmore Clergy

Cavan, 25th October 2005


Kerry Diocesan Clergy Study Day

Killarney, October 2005


Kerry Diocesan Pastoral Renewal Team Evaluation and Planning

September 2004 and December 2004