The priest who was killed after being hit by a bus in Co Cork yesterday is being remembered in Castlerea where he worked for a time.

Cork native Fr Con Cronin, who was in his 60s, was struck by the Bus Eireann vehicle after it veered out of control in Monkstown shortly after 1.30 yesterday afternoon.

The driver of the bus, who was in his 50s, suffered an apparent cardiac arrest and also died.

Post mortem examinations are to take place today.

Fr Cronin was serving as curate in the Harbour Parishes of Passage West and Monkstown.

Fr Con had served in the parish of Castlerea for a period of time in 1999, and the current parish priest of Castlerea Fr John McManus, who knew Fr Con from his missionary days, has extended his sympathy and that of the local parish to Fr Cronin's family.

Both priests are members of the same order - the St Patrick's Missionary Society, Kiltegan.

Fr Con had ministered in Africa with the Kiltegan Fathers for 25 years before later settling into parish life in his native Co Cork.