Tributes paid to Fr Brian White who served in Blackrock and Dundalk parishes
book of condolences has been opened in St Patrick’s Dundalk for Fr
Brian White, who died at his home at Tullysaran, Co Armagh on Wednesday
popular priest was very well-known in the Dundalk and north Louth area,
having served in the parish of Blackrock and Haggardstown as well as St
Patrick’s, Dundalk. He also served in Keady, Co Armagh and Warrenpoint,
his death, Armagh parish said “It’s with great sadness that we share
the passing of Fr Brian White, a priest of the Archdiocese of Armagh, a
parishioner here in Armagh and a great friend to so many,”
White was fondly remembered by parishioners in Blackrock and Dundalk as
“a kind and caring person and always gave the most interesting and
took a great interest in young people, supporting the work of the local
youth club in Blackrock and had also travelled with young people from
the area to World Youth Days.
He had played a leading role in getting the Community Centre refurbished and had supported local community groups.
the Covid-19 pandemic, he brought the ashes onto the streets of
Blackrock on Ash Wednesday so that he could administer them to
parishioners at a time when churches were closed..
with heavy hearts that the priests of St Patrick’s, St Nicholas’, Holy
Redeemer & Holy Family Churches share our shock and deep sadness at
the sudden death of our brother Fr Brian White,” the Dundalk parish
posted on social media.
give thanks to God for all of his faithful ministry in the parishes he
ministered to, his youth ministry, and especially his time with us here
White had a great interest in sports, and his local GAA Club paid
tribute to him, as did Ból-Chumann Uladh, who remembered him as “a
brilliant underage bowler” who continued his interest in road bowls up
until his death.
is survived by his siblings Geraldine, Feargal, Darina, nephews,
nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces, sister in law, brothers in law,
friends, neighbours, Archbishop Eamon Martin, Bishop Michael Router,
Cardinal Sean Brady, his fellow Priests and the parishioners of the
parishes where Fr. Brian served.