Fond farewell to Padraic Gearty

The crowds turned out in their thousands at the weekend to bid a final farewell to the extraordinary Padraic Gearty, Battery Road, Longford who died on October 5 last at the age of 77.

The crowds turned out in their thousands at the weekend to bid a final farewell to the extraordinary Padraic Gearty, Battery Road, Longford who died on October 5 last at the age of 77.

Huge crowds flocked to St Joseph’s Care Centre in Longford on Friday evening where family members met with sympathisers for over six hours.

The following day, thousands of people attended Mr Gearty’s Funeral Mass which took place in St Mel’s Cathedral Centre in the heart of his beloved Longford town.

For full coverage, see this week’s Longford Leader.