31 -- Fr. Peter Loftus

(CC Skehana 1936 - 1940)

Gerry Costello

Fr. Peter Loftus, image courtesy of his grand-niece.
Karen Dancy
The final resting place and headstone of Fr. Peter Loftus at Lackagh Church
© Gerry Costello Photography
The Inscription on the stone
© Gerry Costello Photography

Fr. Peter Loftus     1936 – 1940

Fr Peter Loftus, a native of Granlahan, Ballinlough, was educated in St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, and in the Irish College in Paris where he was ordained in June 1930. In June 1931 Fr. Peter Loftus was CC in Kilmaine and transferred as Adm to Clare Island at that time. He came as curate to Skehana in 1936 and from there he became CC Knock from 1940 to 1950. He then became CC in Ballintubber in July 1950. Sometime later he was assigned as CC to Keelogues and was there in June 1964. In 1966 he was appointed Parish Priest in Lackagh. He had passed away in March 1971 and is laid to rest in Lackagh Church grounds.


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