The 35th anniversary Mass took place on Sunday 12th July in Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon. Prayers were said at the graveside beside the Church.
The mass was celebrated by Fr Billy Molloy a nephew of Fr. Niall.
Memorial Mass for Fr. Niall tomorrow in Fuerty, Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon. Fr Billy Molloy ( Niall’s Nephew ) will participate in the Mass. Fr Billy has retired to his native Roscommon after 25 years of Ministry in the UK
Bishop Kevin said “The Diocese identifies very much with the sadness and the sense of disappointment of Fr Niall’s family that, after all this time, so many questions relating to his death remain unanswered.” May he rest in peace.
Fr Niall MOLLOY, 30th Anniversary. Bishop Kevin joined family and former parishioners of the late Fr Molloy for Mass at Castlecoote.
A Mass is being held this evening to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Fr Niall Molloy.
The body of the Castlecoote priest was found at the home of his friends, the Flynn’s in Clara, Co Offaly, this day 30 years ago.
His family say gardaí failed to properly investigate the circumstances of their uncle’s death.
Fr Niall Molloy’s badly beaten body was found in an upstairs bedroom of the home of his friends, Theresa and Richard Flynn, at Kilcoursey House, Clara, Co Offaly, on the 8th of July 1985.
He was serving in the parish of Castlecoote, Co Roscommon at the time of his death.
Richard Flynn was charged with Fr Molloy’s manslaughter and assault, but was acquitted during a subsequent trial.
Fr Molloy’s family say gardaí failed to properly investigate the circumstances of their uncle’s death.
A special Mass will be held in Castlecoote at 8 o’clock tonight, and will be followed by prayers at the graveside.
The celebrant will be the late priest’s nephew, Fr Billy Molloy, who has travelled from his parish in the UK for the occasion.
30 years ago today, 8th July 1985, Niall was badly beaten and left to die over a number of hours. While he was dying a number of people scarpered away from the scene while others were busy trying to clean up and cover up.
A Mass will be celebrated this evening in Castlecoote by Niall’s Nephew Fr Billy Molloy
THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE WILL CONTINUE
30th Anniversary Mass on July 8th 2015
A Mass will be held in Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon on Wednesday July 8th at 8pm. It will be 30 years to the day when Niall was beaten and left to die in Kilcoursey House, Clara, Co. Offaly on July 8th 1985.
The Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Billy Molloy, Niall’s Nephew