Fr. Peter Connolly, RIP 1955-2015

Archbishop Michael, the priests of the Archdiocese of Tuam and the family of Fr. Peter Connolly deeply regret the passing of colleague, family member and friend, Fr. Peter Connolly.

A native of Kilgevrin, Milltown, Co. Galway Fr. Peter was educated in Milltown NS and St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam before studying for the priesthood at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

He was ordained on June 11th, 1978 and served in An Tulach, Baile na hAbhann 1978-1979, Cill Rónáin 1979-1985, Achill 1985-1994, Corr na Móna 1994-1997, An Cheathrú Rua 1997-2003.  He was appointed PP of Carna in 2003 and PP of Clonbur in 2010.

Fr. Peter died suddenly at his home in Kilgevrin on Wednesday, May 20th.  Sadly missed by all.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Funeral Arrangements:

Remains will be reposing in Milltown Church on Saturday from 5-8 pm.   Prayers will be offered at 8.00 pm in the Church at the conclusion of reposing.

Mass on Sunday in Milltown Church at 2.00 pm.

Burial afterwards in the Connolly family plot in Milltown cemetery.

An tAth Peadar

12 thoughts on “Fr. Peter Connolly, RIP 1955-2015

  1. Oliver Mc Hale May 20, 2015 at 10:14 pm -

    I am very saddened to hear of Fr Peter Connollys passing, i only met him once at a Presentation Nuns Funeral in Tuam but he left a very lasting impression on me as he knew a lot of my relations nfrom the connemara gaeltact so we could have stayed chatting for hours,Ar dheas de go raib a nainm and may the light of god shine down on him.

  2. Go ndeana Dia trocaire ar a anam. Fondly remembered as a curate in Achill. Had many cups of tea in Currane with my mother.

  3. Fr.Peadar christened my youngest in carna in july 2010 the last baby christened in carna by fr.peadar that yr followed by 1 baby on mhic daras island thank you for the memories xx

  4. Fr.Peadar christened my youngest in carna in july 2010 the last baby christened in carna by fr.peadar that yr followed by 1 baby on mhic daras island thank you for the memories xx

  5. Bridie Ridge Fernandez May 21, 2015 at 9:04 am -

    Both my husband and I are very saddened to hear about the passing of dear Fr Peter. He was the parish priest in carna in 2003 when we got married and in 2006 he baptised our eldest daughter. He was a wonderful person with an amazing ability to communicate and became a well-appreciated member of the carna and kilkerrin communities.
    He will be sadly missed and will always have a place in our hearts.

  6. So so Sorry to have heard of the untimely passing Fr. Peter Connolly. I as a youth would have known Fr. Peter from his time in Achill. He was truly a priest for the people, while carrying out his pastoral duties most diligently, he dedicated a lot of his time to the youth in the parish.
    He ran our local youth club every Friday evening during school term for nine years. Many of us have very fond memories of Fr. Peter.
    My deepest sympathy to his family, friends and fellow members of the religious order.
    RIP Fr. Peter.
    “Ni bheidh a leithead ann aris”

  7. A lovely man, knew him from his time in an Cheathru rua, both in school/ church and socially afterwards, helped us bury our mother in 2002 and his words were of comfort, Rest in peace a chara.

  8. An tAth Séamus Ó Dúill, SDS. May 21, 2015 at 5:19 pm -

    Deeply saddened at the loss of a very close friend with whom I spent five years as his curate, he residing in Carna and I in Cill Chiaráin: such happy happy memories!
    Less than two weeks ago I dropped in to see him and was disappointed that he was not home.
    My very deep sympathy to his loving family, God bless them.

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

  9. Very fond memories of Fr Connolly’s time in the Achill Parish ( mid 80s to early 90s). His energy and enthusiasm knew no bounds. One of the most proactive and hardworking priests the parish of Achill has ever been blessed with. Go raibh míle maith aige agus go raibh sé ar a shuaimhneas faoi shíocháin shíoraí Dé.

  10. Monica Morley May 23, 2015 at 9:23 am -

    A lovely tribute to Fr Peter, given by his friend and colleague Fr Pat Donnellan, will be included on the Faith Alive programme on Mid West Radio this Sunday morning, prior to his funeral Mass in Milltown at 2p.m.
    May he rest in peace.

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