Fr. Flannan Daffy, CSsR

Born: December 13, 1931

Professed: September 8, 1950

Ordained: August 19, 1956

Died: April 26, 2015

The funeral Mass took place on Wednesday April 29th, 2015,  in Esker, near Athenry. Present were his two brothers, Alan and Andy, with their wives Clare and Nan respectively. Present also were his two nephews and their wives, David and Aoife, Aidan and Ann, together with Sorcha and Tara, children of Aidan and Ann. Other relations, cousins, and friends of Fr. Flann attended. The Celebrant of the Mass was Fr. Dan Baragry C.Ss.R. Provincial of Dublin Province: the preacher was Fr. Pat Horgan C.Ss.R.. Bishop John Kirby presided. Both Frs. Dan and Pat had worked in the Philippines, and Fr. Pat was a specially close
friend of Fr. Flann. Present also on the altar was Fr. Carlo Conde, currently based in London, who hails from Tacloban, and whose family were very close to Flann. Fr. René from Tacloban (currently in Dublin) attended, with some Filipino friends also. Quite a few Redemptorists were in attendance, from the different houses of the Dublin Province, and others were present last evening for the removal. Fr. Tom Shanahan, Carmelite, attended (having known Flann well over many years in Tacloban) as well as a number of other priests from the Clonfert Diocese, and from Tuam Archdiocese, and one Columban priest, a neighbour from near Esker.P11201391

Fr. Flann died in University Hospital Galway at 13.45 hrs on 26th of April. He had been in hospital for about nine days, and became seriously ill. Since that time, somebody has been by his side continuously. A native of Ennis, County Clare, Fr. Flann was born on Dec. 13th 1931. His family ran a well-known car-dealership in Ennis at that time. After his Ordination, Fr. Flann went to the Philippines, and worked in that mission for about 55 years. He returned to Ireland over three years ago, and has been in Esker community since about that time. He is survived by two brothers, Alan and Andy, two sisters-in-law, Clare and Nan, and two nephews, Aidan and David and their families.

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