Dualla Community Centre hosted a farewell evening on Saturday 10 December for our departed curate Fr Tom Dunne who is now Parish Priest in Murroe and Boher. The event was organised by the Parish Pastoral Team, and followed Mass celebrated by Fr Dunne himself in the local church.
Fr Joe Egan thanked Fr Tom for his service in the parish and spoke of their successful working relationship.
Pauline Bargary and Bernadette McGrath made a presentation to Fr Dunne on behalf of the Parish Pastoral Team.
Theresa Lawrence and Averil Maher represented the two Community Associations of Dualla and Boherlahan as they thanked Fr Dunne.
Roger Kennedy, Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council and local parishioner, spoke on behalf of all those present and thanked Fr Tom for his committed contribution to parish life.
Tom Wallace and Pat Maher acted for the Ardmayle Heritage Society in giving their gift to Fr Dunne.
Joan Kennedy handed Fr Tom a token of appreciation on behalf of Dualla NS.
Tom Ryan, Ballinree, also made a presentation to Fr Dunne from the Boherlahan-Dualla Historical Journal Society.
Refreshments had been prepared and were enjoyed by all present.
MC for the celebration was Nóirín Ní Mhaoldhomhnaigh.