Tributes are being paid following the death of Fr Peter Maloney in Castlerea.

Fr Maloney from Arm, Castlerea was a Divine Word Missionary priest who served in India for many years.

In later years, he assisted in Castlerea and neighbouring parishes and was involved with the Castlerea Rose Festival, the Irish Wheelchair Association and other local organisations.

Fr Maloney passed away yesterday at Aras Mathair Phoil nursing home, at the age of 96.

He's survived by three sisters, his brother, extended family and a large circle of friends.

Fr Maloney's remains will repose at Gaynor's Funeral Home, Castlerea tomorrow evening from 5-8pm.

Funeral Mass will take place at 11am on Wednesday morning in St Patrick's Church, Castlerea with burial afterwards in the Divine Word Missionaries Community Centre in Donamon, Roscommon.