Rev William John Burke remained in the Achill Mission until 1848. He was sent to nearby Ballycroy as curate of the parish.
The Lord Bishop of Tuam has licensed the Rev. William J. Burke, late Roman Catholic Priest, and Vicar General in the diocese of Killfanora. to the district curacy of Ballycroy, In the parish of Kilcommon. Mr. Burke, who has been for some time in the Priest’s Protection society, has latterly been assistant to the Rev. Edward Nangle at the Achill Missionary Settlement.
He remained as Curate of Ballycroy for several years.