Our Lady of Fatima Church in Dualla saw the people gather to celebrate Fr Joe Egan’s Golden Jubilee of Ordination to the Priesthood.
Left to right: Fr Thomas Dunne CC Boherlahan & Dualla, Fr Bob Fletcher PP New Inn & Knockgraffon; Fr John Egan AP Lattin & Cullen; Fr Celsus Tierney PP Holycross & Ballycahill; Fr Tom Ryan, Kiltegan Fathers and Holycross & Ballycahill; Fr James Egan PP Knockavilla & Donaskeagh; Fr Joseph Egan PP Boherlahan & Dualla; Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA; Fr Tom Fogarty PP Moycarkey & Two-Mile-Borris; Fr Michael Kennedy PP Lattin & Cullen; Fr James O’Donoghue PP Ballinahinch & Killoscully.
The young parishioners joined the celebrations across the road in the newly refurbished Community Centre.
Tributes were paid to Fr Egan by Archbishop Kieran, Fr Thomas Dunne, Joan Kennedy and Mary O’Donnell, representing all the parishioners. 
Presentations on behalf of the parish were made by Fergus O’Dwyer and Nóirín O’Dwyer.
Cecile Mulcahy presented a book of memories and photos which she had compiled.  
Con Ryan gave Fr Joe a silver birch tree, symbolising new beginnings and protection. 
Fr Joe was assisted by his grand-nephew Andrew in cutting the Jubilee cake.
The local hospitality was enjoyed by all. 
The choir, formed from both parish churches to complement the liturgy, was directed by Pauline Bargary and accompanied by Siobhán McGrath. On the night, they performed a special song looking back on Fr Joe’s ministry. Talented musicians, Daniel Byrne and Canice Ryan, provided musical entertainment. Thanks to all who helped to make this wonderful evening of celebration.