The elderly man who was fatally injured in a hit and run in Keadue, Co Roscommon on Saturday night has been named as Fr Michael Guckian, who lived with the Oblate order in Inchicore in Dublin.
According to the Irish Independent, Fr Guckian (81) had been visiting relatives in Roscommon.
It is understood he had returned to his native Roscommon for an anniversary mass for a relative in the Drumboylan area.
Gardai are investigating the collision which occurred in Keadue, at approximately 11pm on Saturday night.
Fr Guckian was walking on a country road when he was struck by a car. The driver failed to stop or remain at the scene.
A 20-year-old man, who gardai say was the driver of the car involved, later presented himself at Carrick-On-Shannon Garda Station.
A forensic and technical examination of the scene took place yesterday.