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Published on August 19th, 2017 | by BoyleToday.com

Death of Fr James Tighe

The Diocese of Elphin asks your prayers for the repose of the soul of Fr James Tighe early Saturday morning.

Fr Tighe, who was born in 1925 and ordained in 1951 having studied at Summerhill College and St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

Having served as a priest for 50 years, Fr James retired as Parish Priest of Elphin in 2001. He continued to minister in the parish in a support role as long as his health allowed.

Prior to his appointment to Elphin Fr Tighe had been PP of Ballinameen, and served as a curate in Sooey and Gleann (Riverstown), Lecarrow (Knockroghery) and Coothall. Like many priests of his vintage his early years of ministry were spent in the UK as a curate in Preston.

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