August 2016 - Sad passing of Pádraig Ó Fiannachta CIOM


Padraig O Fiannachta CIOM

Clans of Ireland is sad to annouce the passing of a great friend and holder of an Order of Merit for his contribution to Irish culture and heritage. 

Priest, Professor, Poet and Pastor Emeritus Pádraig Ó Fiannachta died on Friday the 15th of July. Born in Ballymore in County Kerry, Ó Fiannachta was ordained at Maynooth in 1953. He was appointed Professor of early Irish at Maynooth in 1960, followed by Modern Irish in 1982. He taught at the College and subsequently the University until his retirement in 1992, when he returned to Kerry to serve as parish priest in An Daingean

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