Tory island king hopes for new priest

New priest needed on Tory Island

Michelle NicPhaidin

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Tory island king hopes for new priest

The king of Tory, Patsy Dan MacRuadhrí

The king of Tory is certain that everything will be done to ensure that the community of the island will celebrate Mass in the absence of a priest.
Father Kieran Creagh spent four years on the gaeltacht island. The respected priest left recently and returned to Belfast.
Patsy Dan Mac Ruaidhrí said that Father Creagh came to the island for a number of days and continued to stay on the island for a duration of four years.
He said: “I remember when Father Creagh first came.
“He only came for a few days but he stayed for four years.
“He was a wonderful priest."
He said that they are hoping that a new priest will come to the island and make it their home and provide for the spiritual needs of the community of islanders. He said that there are a number of good priests in the area who will help them during this period of time. 
“We are hoping that we a new priest will come to the island. It is a lovely island and it is a lovely place to live. We would like to welcome a new priest to this island,” Mr. Mac Ruadhrí said.
A spokesperson for the Bishop's palace confirmed that the island has no priest at present.