Tributes paid to popular Ballinabrackey priest, laid to rest today

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Fr Dan Moore

The popular priest is being laid to rest today

Tributes have been paid to popular Ballinabrackey priest, Fr Dan Moore of Killowen House, who is being laid to rest today. Fr Moore was an exceptional Gaelic footballer for Ballinabrackey, and was good enough to line out for the Meath minors during the 1950s. Fr Dan was a hugely popular figure in church, social and sporting circles, but he sadly passed away earlier this week. 

From a great Ballinabrackey GAA family, Fr Dan was the brother of the late Peter Moore, who himself was a star midfielder for Meath in the 1967 All Ireland decider. When living in Tullamore, Peter also managed Offaly to Leinster under-21 success in 1995.

Requiem Mass for Fr Dan was held today in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Castlejordan at 12pm, to be followed by burial in Castlejordan Cemetery.

Since the news of Fr Dan's death this week, tributes have been flowing in from across the county.

"Fr Dan was a lovely lovely man, and I'm so happy to say he was such a great friend of the Mooney family. He always called to see my father when home on holidays, and he will be dearly missed," Mary Byrne wrote.

Teresa Bermingham wrote a thank you to Fr Dan, adding, "just over two months ago he concelebrated my late sister's mass. May both their gentle souls rest in perfect peace. Killowen is well represented in Heaven."

Barbara Murphy wrote: "Lord have mercy on Fr Dan. Only one year ago he did a lovely blessing on my Mum and Dad's special wedding anniversary. Ever the special character."

"Fr Dan was a man that was good to everyone around the area. You could not come across a more lovely man," Graham McNamee lamented.