Happy retirement wishes are pouring in for a respected priest and community leader, Fr Seán Ó Gallchóir.
The Gort a’ Choirce parish priest retires after 51 years in the priesthood.
A native of Derrybeg, Fr Seán never moved too far from his homeplace, where he is deeply connected to almost all aspects of the community.
Fr Seán was ordained in June 1971 and spent almost all of his ministry in Donegal, serving in Falcarragh and Cnoc Fola before being stationed in Gortahork since 1999.
A formidable GAA statistician, Father Seán was awarded the Gradam an Uachtaráin, the GAA’s President’s Award in 2021. His Book of Donegal GAA Facts has no less than seven editions of local football history now preserved in hardback form.
Fr Seán has a lifetime of contributions to the GAA community, including refereeing, Scór, and sitting on the minor and senior boards.
A special event took place for Fr Seán yesterday in Ostan Loch Altan following Sunday Mass in Teach Pobail Chríost Rí.
Rev Donnchadh Ó Baoill, CC, Fintown takes on the role of parish priest for Gort a’ Choirce and Tory Island.