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Rathangan priest celebrates 25 years

Thanksgiving Maas for Fr. Gerard O Byrne, for his 25 Years in Rathangan.  Fr. Liam Merrigan, Fr. Brian Maguire, Fr William O Byrne, Fr. Tommy O Byrne. Bishop Dennis Nulty, Fr Gerard O Byrne, Fr Michael Murphy,  Minister Canon Linda Peelo. Photo. Jimmy Fullam.

Thanksgiving Maas for Fr. Gerard O Byrne, for his 25 Years in Rathangan. Fr. Liam Merrigan, Fr. Brian Maguire, Fr William O Byrne, Fr. Tommy O Byrne. Bishop Dennis Nulty, Fr Gerard O Byrne, Fr Michael Murphy, Minister Canon Linda Peelo. Photo. Jimmy Fullam.

Fr. Gerard O’Bryne celebrated 25 years of ministry in Rathangan recently.

The popular priest first arrived in Rathangan in 1989 and has “very much enjoyed” his time in the West Kildare town.

The celebration took place on August 13, was also the Golden Jubiliee of his orderination from the Irish College in Rome in 1963.

The celebration featured a mass from Bishop Denis Nulty, followed by a reception with friends and family of Fr. O’Byrne.

Fr. O’Byrne is now retired, but he told the Leinster Leader he continues to reside and work in Rathangan.

 

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