Catholic priest killed in Oranmore accident named

13 Feb 2004

Catholic priest killed in Oranmore accident named

The Catholic Priest who died in today’s tragic accident near Oranmore in  Co Galway has been named as Canon Patrick Healy, PE.

A short biography follows:
Canon Healy was a native of Killaspuglanane, Liscannor, Co.Clare.
He was born in 1935; ordained for Galway diocese in 1959
His first appointmnet was as Curate in Rossaveal, Connemara
In 1960 he was appointed Professor in Our Lady’s College, Gort
In October 1979 he was appointed to Lisdoonvarna/Kilshanny
He was appointed Parish Priest in Beagh in 1998 and retired in June 2003 because of ill health.
He continued to live in the presbytery at Beagh (Shanaglish) after his retirement.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

13 February 2004

Further information:
Martin Long, Director, Catholic Communications Office: 086 172 7678
Brenda Drumm, Communications Officer, Catholic Communications Office 087 233 7797