A lovely community evening was held last Friday
night 2nd June to honour and celebrate our curate
Fr. Pat O’ Brien on his retirement.
A mass was co-celebrated by Bishop Denis Nulty, Fr. Pat,
Fr. John, and Deacon Liam in Tynock in the company of
many St. Patrick’s priests, community choir and
community members, followed by a happy celebration
in St Tegan’s Hall afterwards.
Compére for the evening, was the one and only
Joe O’ Brien who kicked off the occasion by
welcoming everyone especially Fr. Pat.
Many presentations were made to Fr. Pat by
representatives of the many community groups in
which he has been involved;
St Tegan’s Hall Committee, Kiltegan GAA, Kiltegan
Camogie, Kiltegan Women’s Shed, Tynock &
Talbotstown National Schools and the parish.
Fr. John and Bishop Denis thanked Fr. Pat for this
commitment to the parish and diocese. Nigel Byrne
expressed sincere thanks to Fr. Pat on behalf of our
entire community for all he has done within our
community, since joining us eight years ago. As we all
know Fr. Pat is a proud Limerick GAA man and well
wishes were passed on for Limerick in the Munster
hurling final this weekend. Fr. Pat always showed
great interest in all the sports teams in our area.
Fr. Pat expressed his thanks to the entire community
and parish for the kindness he has experienced within
our community and encouraged people to keep in
touch with him. He will just be up the road in St. Patricks College.
Joe closed off his address with one of his many great yarns and the stories, memories
and laughter continued late into the evening with
music aplenty from Fergus Kenny ably assisted by Don Manley.
We wish Fr. Pat a very happy retirement.