The difference a man can make

11th September, 2009

I attended a lovely event yesterday in St Laurence O Toole church on Sherrif street. It was a mass to say farewell to Father Ivan Tonge, who has been the parish priest for the community for 9 years. The church was packed. It was a tribute to a man who preached the good word in a community that faces many challenges. There were many speakers at the mass and the local schools did a wonderful job. All of them made the point that a single man can make a difference. A message not lost on the politicians who attended the celebration.


Well done, Ivan. You really did inspire all who met you.