The death has taken place of Canon Joe Cooney former director of the Knock Marriage Bureau.

Canon Cooney was also a former administrator at Tuam Cathedral and also served as Parish Priest of Ballyhaunis.

He was also responsible for religious broadcasts on Midwest radio for many years.

A proposed guard of honour from Donnellan’s Funeral Home Ballyhaunis to St Patrick's Church this evening has been cancelled due to the strict HSE guidelines regarding social distancing and people are asked NOT to congregate in Ballyhaunis this evening.

Canon Cooney’s funeral mass takes place tomorrow Monday at 12 noon and will be available to view on the Ballyhaunis Church webcam.


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