Listen Back: Fr. Beatty Celebrates his Golden Jubilee

Fr. John Beatty

Fr. John Beatty of Tipperary Town joined David Condon on “Morning Call” on Tuesday, August 10th for a hugely enjoyable interview at the time of the 50th Anniversary of his ordination.

Originally from Ballingarry, Fr. Beatty was ordained at St. Patrick’s Seminary, Thurles in 1971, and has served in Finglas in Dublin, as well as Hollyford, Annacarty and Ballylanders.

Since then he has been in Hollyford, Tipperary Town, Ballylanders, and then he became involved in the administration of Primary Schools Boards of Management and served as Secretary of the CPSMA body from 1976 – 1979. 

Then in 1979 he was appointed to Tipperary Town and stayed until 1981, this was followed by a period of 3 years in London with the Irish Chaplaincy service,  then a return to Ireland and spent  5 years in the Ballina-Killaloe parish, followed by a return to London for 2 years. Then he returned to Annacarty and was in that parish for 17 years as PP. 

He has been in Tipperary town since 2018.  

His key feature is to end Mass with a good joke  – he says this sends people out smiling and keeps them until the end of the ceremony.

For his Golden Jubilee it was not possible to have a special ceremony, due to the ongoing pandemic, but he is very close with his siblings and they had a family gathering to honour the event. TMWR Radio would like to congratulate Fr. Beatty on his Golden Jubilee, and wish him continued health & happiness into the future.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Fr. Beatty, Fr. Eugene Everard & Fr. Liam McNamara for their continued support of Tipp Mid-West Radio, especially in facilitating our daily morning Mass broadcasts, since the beginning of the health crisis.

You can listen back to the interview (33min approx)