Desmond ( Carriganimma, Macroom) on July 4 ,2014, peacefully at home. Rev Bartholomew (Batty), deeply regarded by his sister-in-law Sheila, niece Adrienne, nephews Dermot, Michael and Kieran, his Bishop William Crean, priests of the Diocese, his parishioners and a large circle of friends.
Reposing at Fitz-Gerald’s Funeral Home Macroom Monday with removal at 8pm to St Colman’s Church Macroom. Funeral on Tuesday, after 3pm Concelebrated Requiem Mass to Carriganimma Churchyard.
Fr. Batty R.I.P.: It was with great sadness that the parish especially Carriganima, learned of the
sudden death of Fr. Batty on Friday, July 3. When Fr. Batty retired from teaching in Dripsey, he took a few years out before returning to college in Thurles to study for the priesthood. When ordained, he was appointed to Carriganima and has served the people there for the past 14 years with great care and attention. His sermons were always interesting, with a good punch line. He loved meeting people at house stations, and was a great conversationalist at the breakfast table. He will be sadly missed by all. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. – from the Lee Valley Outlook