Glowing tributes paid to revered Roscommon priest

The funeral Mass of a well-known west Roscommon priest is taking place today.

Father James Creaton, from Ballaghaderreen, died in Oakwood Nursing Home in the town on Wednesday.

He is a former acting parish priest of nearby Tibohine and Fairymount, before which he served in the Salford diocese in Manchester.

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His funeral Mass will take place in St Baethin’s Church, Tibohine, at noon, after which he will be laid to rest in Kilcolman’s cemetery in Ballaghaderreen.

Ballagh resident Michael Scally has paid tribute to the 84-year-old.