The death has taken place of Canon James Kelly.

Canon Kelly was a native of Westport and was ordained into the priesthood in 1955.

He passed away in the Ave Maria Nursing Home in Tooreen and was due to celebrate his 89th birthday later this month.

Paying tribute to the late  Canon James Kelly, Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary says it has been a tough two weeks for the archdiocese.

Archbishop Neary says central to Canon Kelly's life was the Eucharist.


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