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02/08/2021

Bishop Eamonn Casey dies

Cleric served as Curate in Limerick in 1950s

Bishop Eamon Casey dies

Bishop Eamonn Casey has died aged 89

Former Bishop Eamonn Casey, who served as a priest in Limerick more than 50 years ago, has died.

The 89-year-old, who served as a curate at St John’s Cathedral between 1955 and 1960, went into exile in 1992 after it was discovered he had fathered a son with Annie Murphy. 

Born in Kerry, Bishop Casey was brought up in Adare, where his father was a creamery manager.  

He attended school at St Munchin's College in the city before later joining the priesthood.

The former Bishop of Galway and Kerry died at a nursing home in County Clare this Monday afternoon.

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