Sadly, the death has occurred of Jimmy Whelan, our much-loved, long-serving (22 years) and retired sacristan.

Jimmy was very involved in the parish and the local community over the years, as was his wife Bridie, R.I.P.   He was a regular contributor to parish newsletters, with many fascinating historical accounts of the area before it became built up.   Jimmy received the Benemerenti Medal, a rare honour awarded by the Pope to members of clergy or laity for service to the Catholic Church (see below).

He will be sadly missed not only by family and friends but also more generally in the parish.Jimmy’s funeral Mass took place at 10.00.a.m. on Sat 16th September. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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