The death has taken place of Fr John McCormack, the Parish Priest of Breaffy, Castlebar.
He died last night in Cork.
Speaking to Midwest News today the Archbishop of Tuam Dr Michael Neary paid a warm tribute to the late SMA father who had celebrated his golden jubilee in the priesthood, just three months ago.
Having served as a priest across three continents, with his final thirteen years in Breaffy, Archbishop Neary extended his sympathy to Fr John’s family and the people of the parishes where he had served.
A native of Roundfort, Fr John’s first missionary posting after his ordination was in Africa. He then served in the Philippines.
After almost 30 years on the missions, Fr. John returned to Ireland and to his native Mayo.
He administered in Irishtown, Moylough and Breaffy.