Fr. Liam Comer, of Ardfert parish and formerly of Castlebar,Co. Mayo, passed from this life on Saturday, 18th April. Rest in peace Fr. Liam. A private funeral will take place for Fr. Liam, which can be viewed can be viewed below, with a Memorial Mass being celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church, Ardfert at a later date.
Fr Liam Comer was born on the 24th January 1948 near Castlebar,Co. Mayo and as his father was a guard, the family moved to Clonakilty when he was very young. He attended St Patricks College Carlow and he was ordained on the 15 June 1974 in Carlow Cathedral. From1974 to 1978 Fr. Liam worked in Salford Diocese England. Then in the summer of 1978 he became Chaplain to The Regional Technical College Tralee and lived in Our Lady and St Brendan’s Parish, Tralee. He spent some time during 1991studying in the USA. Then in July 1992 he became CC in Ardfert /Kilmoyley and director of Ardfert Retreat Centre. After seven years he moved to Allihies as parish priest. Dromtariffe was his next parish in 2008. His final parish was Ardfert where he ministered from 2016 till his death on the 18th April.
Bishop Ray Browne at Fr Liam’s Funeral Mass said the following:
Most of all, we will remember Fr Liam as a priest for 46 years. We will remember him as a person who was at ease with everyone, a person who everyone warmed to, in recent days people have used the phrase ‘a perfect gentleman’.In this, his funeral Mass,
we remember and honour his whole life,
we give thanks to God for that life,
we entrust him to God’s mercy and God’s promise of eternal life.
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