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Diocesan changes may see Ballyheigue left without a resident priest.


The angels in St John's Catholic Church, Tralee copyright Domnick Walsh Photography


It’s emerged Fr Tom Leane, resident in Ballyheigue with the past ten years, may be moved and not replaced.

The Dioscean changes are set to be revealed in the coming days.


Cllr John Lucid Fianna Fáil KCC


Local Fianna Fáil Councillor John Lucid said the sense of shock in Ballyheigue at the prospect is palpable:

Cllr Lucid added the loss of Fr Leane will be widely lamented as he had been a transformative force during his tenure:

It’s understood a meeting between the three priests in Ardfert, Causeway and Abbeydornery with the local parish council in Ballygheigue is set to take place next week.