Fr. Paddy Quirk arrived in November 2000 to help in the running of
the parish during Fr. Dolan's illness and recuperation. He entered
enthusiastically into all aspects of parish life, even volunteering to
have his head shaved to raise funds at the Christmas Fair in 2001!
When he returned to Limerick to prepare for his next
appointment, he did not want "any fuss" and did not allow Fr
Dolan to announce his departure until after he left.
Fr.Paddy returned to South Africa, where he worked for many
years, at the end of August 2002
The whole parish joins with Fr Dolan in thanking Fr.Paddy for all he
has done for us and we hope that he will soon visit us again. Meanwhile we
offer our prayers and good wishes for the future.