<br />The death has occurred of Fr. Joseph Seery, 8 Corrovorrin, Ennis& Archdiocese of Tuam.

Reposing at Daly’s Funeral Homeon Wednesday 15th from 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Removal at 7.30pm to St. Joseph’s Church, Ennis.Funeral Mass on Thursday 16th at 12 noon.

Burial in Corrovorrin Cemetery.

May Eternal Light shine on him.


Yesterday a Dublin journalist informed me that a now-deceased seminary classmate of mine has appeared on the list of fifty-seven credibly accused priests of the Archdiocese of New Orleans in the USA Father Joe Seery.


I knew that he had been ordained for New Orleans. We were ordained on the same day by the bishop in the above pic - Bishop Michael Russell of Waterford and Lismore.

I was aware that Joe left New Orleans very quickly and then received appointments within the Archdiocese of Tuam, Ireland.

I am now surprised and shocked that Joe, who ordained at  - went on to abuse within a year or so of his ordination.

In that context, it is extremely worrying that after abusing in the USA he managed to be accepted into Tuam and was allowed to serve in four parishes where he had access to children.

It is particularly worrying that he worked at Knock Shrine where he would have unrestricted access to children from all over the country and the world.

Joe Seery was accepted into Tuam by Archbishop Joseph Cunnane.


There was no indication in the seminary that he was an abuser / potential abuser - at least not that I saw.

Joe Seery died at the age of fifty-eight.

I do not know the cause of his death. Maybe others do?