Blessings On Christmas Crib And Christie Statue On 10th Anniversary Of His Death

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At the blessing of the Christmas Crib in the Square on Monday were Carmel Quilter O’Neill, Jean Foley, Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald, Mayor of Tralee Norma Foley, Rev Jim Stephens, Frank Hartnett, Mark Leen and Michael McCarthy. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE Christmas Crib in the Square received a blessing yesterday afternoon.

Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald PP of St John’s and Church of Ireland Rev. Jim Stephens performed the joint ceremony watched by a small gathering, while Mark Leen concluded the blessing with a Christmas hymn. The crib was subject to vandalism last year and new statues were found to replace the damaged ones.

Also, the statue of Christie Hennessy was blessed on the 10th anniversary of his death. Two wreaths, one from his wife Gill and the other from Kerry County Council were laid at the foot of the statue and Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald gave a blessing.

Jean Foley, Frank Hartnett, Mayor Norma Foley, Mark Leen, Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald and Michael McCarthy at the blessing of the Christie Hennessy statue to mark the 10th anniversary of his death on Monday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mark Leen and Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald at the statue.


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