AS A SIGN OF THINGS RETURNING TO NORMAL the parish priest of Knock, Richard Gibbons, in on holiday in Cork with his best friend, Paul Bennett and Paul’s pooches, Lola and Millie.
Apparently, in the last few days they were able to take a boat trip out of Cobh to explore the second-largest natural harbour in the world and its nooks and crannies.
A couple of years ago Fr Bennett took a sabbatical from Cloyne diocese and unusually, spent it helping Fr Gibbons at Knock.
FAREWELL TO PAUL
THE OLDEN FUNERAL AT MELLERY
Yesterday the funeral of Monsignor Olden took place at Mount Melleray.
DOM RICHARD PURCELL WAS ON THE ORGAN FOR THE FUNERAL.
Watching the funeral I observed two things:
1. That Purcell does not look like a man at peace with himself.
2. The body launguage between Purcell and Phonsie is the body language of close friends.
ARCHBISHOP CROTTY MAKES AN ENTRANCE AT THE FUNERAL
THANKS FOR WEST OF IRELAND DONATION.
I would like to thank the West of Ireland donor for their generous donation received yesterday.