Funeral arrangements for the late Fr Joseph (Joe) O'Donnell have been confirmed.

Fr O'Donnell's remains will repose in St Brigid's Church, Ballintra (today, Monday) from 2pm until Rosary at 9pm, and at St Eunan's Cathedral (Letterkenny) on Tuesday, from 2pm until Rosary at 10pm.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday in with Funeral Mass in St Eunan's Cathedral at 12 noon followed by burial afterwards at Conwal Cemetery.

Pre-deceased by his parents Hugh and Eileen O’Donnell, Main Street, St. Johnston. Deeply missed by his brothers Seamus, Ballybrit, Galway City, Jude, St. Johnston and sister Elaine, St Johnston, Aunt Mary Sarah Doherty, Porthall, niece Niamh, sister-in-law Jacqueline, cousins and a wide circle of family, friends, fellow Clergy and parishioners.

Prayers were offered at Sunday Mass in St Brigid's Church Ballintra and elsewhere in the diocese of Raphoe yesterday as news emerged of his death.

He had served as Parish Priest in Ballintra since 2016, and prior to that was in Mountcharles, Letterkenny (September 1998 – September 2014), and Convoy.

Known fondly by all as 'Fr Joe', he was also chaplain to Abbey Vocational School (AVS) in Donegal town, and as with his parishioners, he was hugely popular with all in the school community.

Sincere sympathy is extended to his family, and wide circle of friends.

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