Mayo is mourning the loss of priest, writer, and broadcaster Fr Colm Kilcoyne.
Aged in his late 80s, Fr Kilcoyne passed away in his native Castlebar this week.
A former columnist with the Western People and the Western Journal, Fr Kilcoyne also wrote for the Sunday Press and Sunday Tribune. He presented religious programmes on Midwest Radio, Galway Bay FM, and was a regular contributor on national radio.
Fr Kilcoyne served in several parishes across the Tuam Archdiocese and was parish priest in Cong before his retirment in 2009. His time in Knock saw him develop and become head of communications at the world-famous shrine.
He returned to Castlebar following his retirement and resided on the Rathbawn Road. Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary paid tribute to the late Fr Kilcoyne and his incredible skills as a ‘communicator.’
Removal from his residence takes place tomorrow (Saturday) at 1.15 pm for Funeral Mass at 2pm in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar. Burial takes place afterwards in the Old Cemetery, Castlebar. Fr. Kilcoyne’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on the Castlebar Parish webcam www.castlebarparish.ie/web-cam or listened to in Castlebar on the Parish Radio Channel 105.3FM.