Funeral Arrangements Finalised For Fr Tadgh Furlong Parish Priest

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There has been an outpouring of condolences following the sudden death on Monday of Fr Tadgh Furlong Parish Priest, Cappawhite.  Sympathies have been offered to the extended Furlong family, the community in Cappawhite and Fr Furlong’s fellow priests led by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly.

Funeral arrangements are now finalised. Fr. Furlong will lie in repose in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cappawhite today with opening prayers at 4 pm until closing prayers at 7 pm. Requiem Mass will take place tomorrow Thursday at 1.30 pm with burial afterwards in Cappawhite Cemetery. Full details are available on rip.ie here.

Cappawhite Community Council posted a rich tribute to the Annacarty native who was due to celebrate his 74 birthday later this week.

“It is with immense sadness that Cappawhite Community Council extend their sympathies to the family, relatives, and friends of Very Rev Tadhg Furlong PP of Cappawhite. Fr Furlong has been part of our lives here for many years, he has celebrated the good times with us and has also been there for so many of us during the sad occasions. Those special moments in our lives has seen him at the centre of them, Christenings, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and Weddings. He led us in prayer as we said our final farewell to loved ones. He visited the sick and the bereaved. He called to the schools, supported our clubs and attended many meetings. He served on the Community Council for many years and was an active member of the current Community Council, organising and helping at events and celebrations. He will be sorely missed. 

Cappawhite parish mourns today, for the loss, not only of our Parish Priest, but our friend.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”