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.