The sudden death has taken place on Thursday 7th May of Very Rev Hugh Sweeney, PP, Glenswilly.
Born on 13th July 1945, Fr Sweeney was ordained on 4th April 1972 in the Church of Christ the King, Gortahork, by Bishop Anthony MacFeely, Bishop of Raphoe.
Fr Sweeney received his primary education in St Finian’s National School, Falcarragh and his Secondary Education in Ard Scoil Mhuire, Derrybeg. He studied for the Priesthood at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co Kildare.
St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny 1972 – 1974
CC Tory Island 1974 – 1976
CC Glenvar 1976 – 1977
CC Kilcar 1977 – 1979
CC Gaoth Dobhair 1979 – 1983
CC Gortahork 1983 – 1986
CC Fintown 1986 – 1991
CC Golan 1991 – 1992
PP Glenfin 1992 – 2007
PP Glenswilly 2007 – 2020
Due to the current HSE and Government restrictions regarding Covid-19 the wake, funeral and burial is strictly private. Requiem Mass will be in Saint Finian’s Church, Falcarragh on Sunday, 10th May, at 11am and will be streamed live on Falcarragh facebook page @falcarraghparish with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
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