|The Most Reverend
|Bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh
and Apostolic Administrator of Kilfenora
|Diocese||Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora|
|Other posts||Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin and Titular Bishop of Aquae Regiae 1997–2005|
|Ordination||16 July 1968 (Priest)|
|Consecration||21 September 1997 (Bishop)|
|Birth name||Martin Drennan|
2 January 1944 |
Piltown, County Kilkenny, Ireland
|Denomination||Roman Catholic Church|
Early life and ordination
Professor and pastor
He studied at Maynooth seminary and the Biblical Institute, Rome. Following this was two years of parish work at St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny and Ballycallan parishes. He taught Scripture in St Kieran's College, Kilkenny (1973–80) and at Maynooth College (1985–97).
He was ordained a bishop on 21 September 1997. The principal consecrator was Cardinal Desmond Connell; his principal co-consecrators were Archbishop Luciano Storero, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, and Laurence Forristal, the Bishop of Ossory.
Bishop Drennan has said that he does not feel disturbed by being mentioned in the Dublin diocesan report. He said: "The report says nothing negative about me in fact, you know. I don’t think I have any questions to answer, in fact, from my own reflections on the time there.
The report itself says that it believed that the Archdiocese acted correctly in addressing the issue that relates to Dr Drennan especially in the absence of a charge being placed on the priest in question by civil authorities.
- "Location of Piltown". Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
- "Bishop Martin Drennan: Bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
- "Drennan untroubled at mention in report". Irish Times. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2009.