We regret to announce the death of Very Rev. Canon Liam Leader, retired Parish Priest of St. Patrick’s Parish, Lower Glanmire Road.
Canon Leader, who was a native of Carraig na bhFear parish, was ordained to the priesthood on the 21st of June 1953. He served as a Chaplain in Clifton, Montenotte, and also in St. Patrick’s Hospital, Wellington Road. He then served extended appointments in Bantry where he established Scoil an Spioraid Naomh Post Primary School (which subsequently became Ardscoil Phobail Bhéanntraí now part of Coláiste Phobal Bhéanntraí).
He further served as curate in Bandon and as parish priest in Knocknaheeny/Hollyhill before being appointed as Parish Priest of St. Patrick’s Lower Glanmire Road. While Canon Leader officially retired in 2005 he continued to faithfully serve in St. Patrick’s Parish since then.
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