Family members who were in Forrest Hall, Mitchelstown on Tuesday evening to join Fr. Pat Hennessy in celebrating his golden jubilee, l-r: Rose Curtin, May Sheehy, Alice Sheehy, Shaunagh Browne, Fr. Pat Hennessy, Susan Browne, Laura O'Sullivan, Tony Browne and Nick O'Sullivan. (Pic: John Ahern)

A man perfectly at home in the rarefied atmosphere of the Andes Mountain was back on home turf for a special celebration in Mitchelstown last Tuesday evening. 

One of the ‘class of 69’, Fr Pat Hennessy was joined by family and friends for a concelebrated Mass which was followed by a very enjoyable social evening in Forrest Hall, Market Square, Mitchelstown. 

From a family of 5 (May, Rose, Nell and Susan), Fr Pat was the first born of David and Bridie Hennessy. Boasting, Glenroe and Kanturk lineage, Fr Pat was reared and educated in Mitchelstown.

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