Rathcormac parishioner maintains vigil

A VIGIL KEEP: Rathcormac dairy farmer, Sean Barry is maintaining his daily vigil (2pm - 3pm) at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rathcormac. While Sean is very grateful of the public's support, however, due to Covid-19 concerns, he's discouraging people from joining him during his vigil. (Picture: John Ahern)

By any stretch of the imagination, dairy farmer, Sean Barry, is an unlikely protester. Hard working, devout, civic minded and a pillar of the community, he was moved to action because of a Covid-19 inspired directive to close all the country’s churches. 

In his own words he ‘half-heartedly’ agreed with the suspending of weekend masses, where sizeable crowds were likely to gather. 

“What I’m doing at the moment is out of character, but it’s something I feel very strongly about and am determined to continue,” he says. 

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