The funeral has taken place of well-known journalist Jim Fahy, who worked as the RTE Western correspondent for many years.

A native of Co Galway, Mr Fahy passed away on Friday evening at the age of 75, following a brief illness.

His Funeral Mass at Tuam Cathedral today was concelebrated by Fr Pat Farragher, Administrator of the Cathedral of the Assumption and Fr Richard Gibbons, Parish Priest of Knock, while Archbishop Francis Duffy was also in attendance.

In his homily, Fr Farragher said Jim Fahy was known to many, far and wide, through his vocation as a journalist and broadcaster, and this vocation was symbolised in the microphone, brought forward among the symbols at the start of the Funeral Mass.

The other symbols brought forward were a bowl of clay, the earth in his native place in Glanmeel, Kilreekil in south Galway where Jim's parents Paddy and Mary Anne Fahy farmed the land, and a photo of Jim's sailing boat, representing his passion for sailing.

Many former colleagues from the print and broadcast media attended today's funeral, and Jim Fahy was laid to rest in Kilbannon Cemetery.

He's survived by his wife Christina, son Shane, daughter Aideen, grandchildren, brother Pat and extended family.

 

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