Quilty Widower To Be Ordained As Priest

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A Quilty widower, who lost his wife seven years ago, is to be ordained as a priest today.

Martin Shanahan entered the seminary in Maynooth in 2015, having lost his wife Mary Margaret in 2011, and has a son Eoin who’s a college student.

He spent many years before his priestly studies volunteering in community groups and church organisations and will now be ordained in Mullagh today.


The soon-to-be Father Shanahan says his faith played a huge role in helping him deal with the grief of his wifes passing.