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Martin Ferris TD expresses shock on the death of Fr. Gearoid O'Donnchada

12 October, 2015 - by Martin Ferris TD

Deputy Martin Ferris has expressed his sympathy on the tragic death of Fr. Gearoid O'Donnchada in Fenit this morning.

Deputy Ferris said:

"The people of the parish of Fenit and the wider community are horrified at the tragic death of Fr. O'Donnchada this morning. Fr. O'Donnchada served his parish faithfully for many years and he had a deep affection for Fenit and it's people. This affection was reciprocated by the people of the area towards him.

"He was involved in many projects in the area over the years, none so much as the St. Brendan the Navigator statue on Samphire Island at Fenit pier which he spearheaded and will forever be connected with him. His historical knowledge will be impossible to replace and to his family and many friends

"I express my deepest sympathy.His passing has left a deep void and sense of bewilderment in the area which has suffered many tragedies over the years, people like Fr. O'Donnchada were always there to help in these situations and I know the parish of Fenit will rally around to help his family at this terrible time. Ar dheis Dé a raibh a anam dílis."

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