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Renowned academic, author, publisher and professor Monsignor Pádraig Ó Fiannachta will be laid to rest this afternoon.

Monsignor Padraig Ó Fiannachta meeting Pope Francis in Rome last November.

The Ballymore native was Professor Emeritus of Irish in NUI Maynooth and as a linguist of note spoke many languages.

He translated and edited the first modern Irish Catholic Bible – a year before the English version was completed in the early 1970s and was founder of the third level institute in Dingle, An Díseart.

Monsignor Ó Fiannachta will be laid to rest in the church grounds of Séipéal Naomh Chaitlíona in Fionn Trá.