A new priest was ordained in the Diocese of Galway at the weekend.
On Sunday, John Gerard Acton from Moycullen was ordained in Galway Cathedral.
Fr Acton is a grandson of the late James and Sally Munnelly of Bunnafolly, Doohoma in north Mayo.
His parents Seamus and Maureen his brother and sisters were among those gathered in Galway Cathedral for the Ordination ceremony, which was led by the Bishop of Galway Brendan Kelly.
Fr Acton then celebrated his first Mass in Galway Cathedral yesterday evening.