Rev Monsignor Joseph Spelman and Rev Monsignor Padraig Ó Fiannachta RIP
Maynooth bade a final farewell to two renowned former professors within the space of just a month:
Rev Monsignor Joseph Spelman, Pastor Emeritus. Parish of Kilvarna, Collooney and formerly of Ballaghadereen, Co. Roscommon departed this life on Friday June 24th. He was the first Professor of Mathematical Physics in St Patrick’s College.
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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