Fr. Tommy McCarthy, Clontarf, Dublin

Monsignor Dan O’Connor (Dublin, Macroom, Millstreet) has kindly alerted us recently to the sad departure of Fr. Tommy McCarthy of St. Anthony’s Clontarf, Dublin to his Eternal Reward.    Fr. Tommy’s Grandfather was Jerry Cahill who was Manager of Millstreet Creamery many decades ago.     Jerry’s daughter, Peggy married Cal McCarthy who had come to Millstreet as Assistant Creamery Manager.   Peggy and Cal were the parents of Fr. Tommy.   We share the full notice below.   Fr. Tommy was P.P. of Cabra West, Dublin at one point of his ministry.  He is believed to be one of the first Priests to obtain a Pilot’s Licence.    He was also Chaplain to Dublin Airport.   We extend our sincere sympathy and prayers to the Family.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  (S.R.) 

The death has occurred of Fr. Tommy McCarthy, Clontarf, Dublin.

McCarthy, Fr. Tommy (formerly Blackheath Park, Clontarf), 5th August 2022, (peacefully) in the wonderful care of the staff of the Hawthorn Ward, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, after a short illness, borne with strength and dignity. Predeceased by his parents Cal and Peg and his brothers John and Fr. Derry. Adored brother of ‘the twins’ Cathal and Áine (Threadgold). He will be sadly missed by his brother-in-law Chris, sister-in-law Colette, his nieces and nephew, grandnieces and grandnephews, his cousins, his extended family and his large circle of colleagues and friends.

May he rest in eternal peace

Removal on Tuesday morning (9th August) to St. Anthony’s Church, St. Lawrence’s Road, Clontarf, for Requiem Mass at 11.30 o’clock. Funeral thereafter to St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton.

Mass can be viewed live on the Parish Website:

Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Hospice Cancer Support Group.   Condolences link is HERE.

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